Our client approached sda to undertake a full contemporary refurbishment of their existing home and wished to create extensions both two-storey and single-storey to create their forever home. Their desire was to create a contemporary villa style house with bold statements to both the front and rear elevations. SDA designed the house around a complete open plan ground floor space with polished concrete flooring to the whole of the ground floor. The staircase provides access to the first floor via the enlarged hallway and main entrance with a double height gallery landing and a full height two-storey glazed window. The main entrance was pushed out from the existing building fabric to create a distinctive and bold entrance with full height solid oak urban front door, stone cladding, zinc fascia and soffits and aluminium large glazing panels. The main objective was to keep the existing mass of the house and to remove all fussy cornice detailing and simplify the overall look. A contemporary oriel window was introduced to the lounge and a new matching aluminium garage door was sourced to create a consistent style.
The main idea was to create views of the garden via a large automated sliding door system with a canopy over the doors for alfresco dining. The garden is viewed from nearly every angle of the ground floor and the polished concrete floor continues out to create the patio externally. The kitchen was designed to allow socialising whilst cooking and entertaining and allows the user to interact with the garden with a large linear island.
The canopy was designed to create a sense of space and not to enclose the patio area, this was formed with an angled roof and soffit in both directions and cladded in western red cedar to provide a striking and distinctive statement framing the large glazed sliding doors. The stone cladding was introduced to continue the design aesthetics from the front of the house to the rear. Our clients are so pleased with their villa style house and have given SDA so much positive feedback.
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