Hawthorn House

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The starting point was a dignified Victorian home which had been left fragmented and incomplete by a series of renovations. The task was two fold, firstly to consolidate and reinstate the existing heritage parts and secondly to create a new architectural  language that would transform the rear and become the soul of the new indoor and outdoor living areas.  

Internally a generous kitchen larder disappears behind sliding timber wall and the remaining kitchen merges together with the dining and living areas to create a gesture of communal living.  A truss across the rear balcony becomes a decorative structural element, repeating in a grape vine covered pergola that cantilevers over a deep swimming pool and BBQ area to provide dappled light to the table and the waters edge below. 

Published in HOUSES Magazine. December 2012

Photography by Dianna Snape.