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The brief was to create a light, bright, and comfortable open plan home which was family friendly and great for entertaining whilst making the most of their 490sqm site. A big emphasis was placed on creating a very functional floor plan which would accommodate various zones (public vs private) suitable for family living without compromising the size of the outdoor spaces.

The extension was kept intentionally simple in form as to not compete with the existing cottage and work within the construction budget. An abundance of natural light floods the home and well considered openings encourage connection to the outdoors. Louvered windows and large volumes of space create a relaxed environment and a generosity of space.

Clever details such as the integrated study / storage unit in the living area and built in day bed allow for efficient and multipurpose use of the living area. This reduces the need for dedicated study and activity rooms and allows for the family to be better connected in the way they live, and enjoy the space.