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South Perth | Kensington Design BUILDING DESIGNERS
Retaining the original character of this 1930s
Federation-style home was at the forefront of the
clients’ design brief, as was an extension to create
more room for the family. The front of the property
– the entry and three rooms – was preserved for its
character and historical context, and the remainder
was demolished to create a fresh look while keeping
within the architectural style.
Kensington Design created a new living area to
the north of the original structure to maximise the
benefits of a solar-passive design, and to overlook
the garden and pool.
A classic jarrah timber staircase was positioned
adjacent to the original entry, providing a light-
filled centrepoint for the house at the junction of the
old and new. T&G wainscoting to the stairwell and
upper level is an archetypical finish for this home’s
era and provides a lovely flow to the master and
children’s bedrooms, separated by a raised gallery.
Bay windows in the kids’ rooms add romance and
charm, along with external character.
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