A 1970s bungalow is updated with a new timeless aesthetic. The interior is reconfigured to create large open plan spaces with an abundance of natural light and strong connections to the rich garden.
Reconfiguration and Refurbishment: 227.0m2
A 1970s bungalow sits modestly within a brilliant garden. Behind the house, a steep level change reveals a basement with garden access while the ground floor extends out to a patio in the treetops.
Despite the lively surroundings, the interior was dark and somewhat detached from the patio and gardens. New large glazed sliders across the rear elevation will allow the interior to reach out into the garden as the patio becomes part of the living spaces. A glazed screen, large rooflights and open plan reconfiguration will result in bright, comfortable spaces.
As the front garden could only be accessed through a single door in a recessed porch, the garden and house existed as 2 separate entities. Glazed double doors across the front elevation are proposed instead of windows. These will allow access from bedrooms and living spaces onto a stepped timber porch. External insulation is proposed to increase energy efficiency and to create semi covered spaces. These interventions will create an inviting, inhabited space, perfect for enjoying the morning sun.