Wooloowin House

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Location: Wooloowin, Brisbane
Client:  Private Residence

Located in the north Brisbane suburb of Wooloowin, Kent Road residence is a contemporary extension to an existing character residential cottage. Originally constructed in 1906 and extended in the 1960’s, the renovation included recladding and finishing the existing cottage, demolition of the ageing extension, and construction of a new two storey wing at the rear.

The interiors reflect the simplicity of the exterior language and are arranged to define or divide spaces. The opening between the new kitchen and existing living spaces acts as a portal between the new which can be closed of entirely via large concealed sliding panels. The minimalist preference of the owners is reflected in the design of the joinery and the selection of the simple yet contrasting material palette.

A strong connection between inside and out was an integral part of the design. Achieving this required fixed and sliding privacy elements to screen from the closely located neighbours. The bedroom and kitchen open to the backyard; enhancing views, breezes and light. Located along the edge of the bedroom is a hidden bath, opening to the landscaped backyard.

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