Creating a home just right for us
This was a relatively small-scale project to renovate and reduce our humble ex-govie home in Hughes.
The object of the exercise was to refresh and renew; to increase sustainability credentials, overall aesthetic appeal and relationship to our garden. The backyard had previously been dominated by an ugly and temporary (for 25 years!) garage and carport structure which were demolished. A new sculpturally-interesting carport was designed for the front of the house freeing up space to permit the new key landscape design at the back to evolve.
To better use the footprint and adjust living spaces to suit two people, rather than the 6 that once ran amok. This house has become the perfect example of what you can do with a block to ensure one can ‘age in place’.