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This West Leederville home is a great example
of how the smart use of space and natural
light can be harnessed to complement the
Built on an extremely narrow block with
minimal verge access, John Lewis Architects and
Time Builders worked closely together to produce
a home that takes full advantage of space.
The orientation of the house has a circulation
spine to the north side, which allows all the rooms
to have access to windows on the south. The
combination of living, dining and kitchen areas
opens out to the west-facing alfresco, separated
from the pool by a glass fence.
Maximising natural light throughout the house
was the biggest challenge for the duo, achieved
by the introduction of roof lights and strategically
A large roof light placed over the double-
volume dining room floods the centre of the
house with natural light, while sun from the west
is controlled with large overhangs and external
remote awnings. A remote external louvre was also
been installed to control sun and heat.
The walls of the narrow two-storey home add
height to the building; the darker tones of the
polished-plaster recess walls in the hallway making
for a nice feature. Solid timber flooring contrasts
well with the neutral colours of the home, and
covers most of the ground in the house, with the
exception of the bedrooms that are carpeted.
The upper two living areas are joined by a timber
bridge, with grey iron bars and frameless glass walls
preventing falling. The home is made complete with
Caesarstone tops and custom cabinetry that blends
in with the home’s furnishings.
Time Builders is a boutique company, only taking on a few projects
a year, and offering personal service and excellence to its clients.
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