2 lane house
A simple single storey victorian weatherboard cottage was transformed into a generous family home, working under strict heritage controls which banned any sight of the additions from the street.
Luckily, the site had laneways to both sides, allowing a different approach than the typical gun barrel inner-city plan.
The new 2 storey extension wraps around 3 edges of the site, creating an internal courtyard garden and balconies over. This allowed all living rooms to open up the outdoor space, and the laneways allowed glazing to boundary walls that would have otherwise been blank.
The result is a light-filled home with great cross ventilation, and glimpsed views through high and low glazing to the laneways.
The saw tooth roof form gained precious height under the strict sightline controls, and allowed clerestory light and ventilation to the upper level.