A substantial addition to the rear of an existing free-standing Victorian residence replaces a skillion-roofed series of disconnected spaces, extending in plan to the extent of the former rear footprint. The formal strategy maintains the original hipped roof, while a lofty cranked roof line is introduced at the rear, with a faceted roof and ceiling along the southern edge that responds to council’s building envelope controls - aiding to minimise impacts to its immediate neighbour.
New northern external-face sliding windows and highlight glazing wrapping northern and eastern orientations provide solar access, ventilation and views to sky. External-face sliding doors in the rear orientation extends the living space onto a 3m wide covered terrace to improve connections to the established gardens at the rear of the property.
The rear addition accommodates an open kitchen, dining and living volume.
A third bedroom replaces the former lounge room, with a concealed laundry
accommodated along the hall and an expanded bathroom predominantly within its
existing location. New front planters, stone porch surfaces, and painted steel
framed fence, gates and letterbox positively contribute to the public domain.
Date: 2007 - 2009
Location: Leichhardt, Sydney
Structural Engineer: SDA Structures
Hydraulic Engineer: ACOR Consultants
Surveyor: Junek & Junek
Certifier: Paul Aramini Consulting
Model: Christopher Polly Architect
Model Photography: Christopher Polly Architect