Sydney, Australia – Architect Prineas
Project Year : 2016
Developed Area : 220.0 m2
Photographs : Chris Warnes
Budget constraints often force architects to cut down on something. But this addition to the Allen Key House doesn’t look like there were any constraints from the get-go. Charming and quaint in design, this project offers many benefits to the owners.
Simple in style yet aesthetically striking, the addition enhances the already existing structure. This all-white beauty’s facade is outlined with black which adds depth to the house. This color scheme is carried on inside the house. To break the monochromatic white, black, green, and neutral details were added to further soften the look.
The Allen Key House is bright, airy, and completely livable – a place where you can kick back and relax after a very long, tiring day.
Notes from the Architect:
“Allen Key House” is a renovation to the rear of a 1930s Californian Bungalow, located in Sydney’s leafy North Shore.
The brief was to reconfigure the existing house, creating generous kitchen and living spaces with a connection to the garden.
The rear addition is connected to the original dwelling via a small link, distinguishing between the old and new. The link creates two internal courtyards that serve the ensuite and study.
Faced with an extremely tight budget, the design started with a shed-like structure that would be simple to build. Ways to bring in light were explored through the manipulation of the roof. The highlight windows draw views of the treetops into the kitchen and living areas, creating a strong connection between the interior and leafy surrounds.
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If you liked the changes that this home underwent, wait until you read about the transformation of a grain silo to a comfortable home!