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For Ben Mountford of Mountford Architects,
this particular project was more of a rebuild
than a renovation.
The original 1960s home was to be reinvented
in a modern, stylish design that flowed effortlessly
from front to back, combining all living areas
on one level rather than the previous two. The
kitchen was to become the central part of this new
zone, where the clients would fulfil their love of
entertaining and could also choose the covered
outdoor spaces at either end of the home.
For this luxurious home in Salter Point, one
of the most distinctive characteristics is the open
gabled roof with large stone infill walls to delineate
formal and informal living areas.
Externally, the cantilevers in the roof at the
front and back of the home were achieved with
a pre-tensioned ridge beam. This created two
generous eave overhangs that shade the floor-to-
ceiling glazing, creating attractive back and front
porches. The simple arrangement addresses the
street frontage and sets up an even balance of light
in the home, with views to the gardens and beyond.
Internally, the rooms abound in volume
and space, making the home feel grand, albeit
on a domestic scale.
Carrara stone benchtops, brushbox flooring,
and travertine stone walls add practical elegance
that is further raised with fittings such as
magnificent floor-to-ceiling doors.
With a deck and fire pit at the front of the
completed abode, and an elevated deck and
outdoor kitchen at the rear, the owners now
have a selection of home entertaining locations,
inside and out.
Salter Point | Mountford Architects ARCHITECTS
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