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Jason Windows. The polished concrete floor (from
Hanson in ‘Oyster Crème’) in the new living space
juxtaposes the existing jarrah floor to the entry
hallway, and all traces of the old cottage disappear
as the modern extension captures the senses.
The kitchen is the hub, seamless white panels
highlighted by orange seraphic glass splashbacks
and island bench facade by Moscarda Cabinets.
The appearance of the quaint white cottage
in Hensman Road is sharply contrasted with this
playful coloured eastern facade with a continuous
awning, charcoal-coloured aluminium window
frames and expressed joints to compressed cement
panels. The new form is further highlighted by the
steel-framed shading structure, broken up with
steel purlins and contrasting light grey aluminium
box section battens. This, along with the pavilion/
carport to the rear, connects the home with the
landscaping, by Tim Davies Landscaping.
Environmental sustainability was a driving force,
with high-thermal-mass walls, optimal glazing
with shading devices and heavily insulated internal
walls, ceilings and roof spaces (to existing and new
areas). Photovoltaic cells generate 2KW of power
and 6000L underground rainwater tanks capture
more than 90 per cent of the roof’s surface run-off.
The residence was designed for a growing
family that wanted to get the best out of their
site. The design maximises the site’s potential and
creates a new future for them.
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