Richmond House 1
Open up the house to expose the rear garden. The brief required complete visual access to the garden to maintain the contact with activity outside.
The existing plan shielded part of the garden with the poorly located bathroom / laundry. There was good access from both front and back of the house.
We took space from the very long existing garage to accommodate the changes in the plan. By locating the bathroom & laundry in the centre of the house it opened up the rear facade to explore the garden. The space allowed us to separate a once combined bathroom & laundry to two generous spaces. The new services pod separates a noisy living space from a much quieter study, with an outlook onto a more private deck. The external shower glass wall provides a direct connection to the outside, the applied wave graphic print obscuring a perfect view. This along with the large sliding and bi-fold doors gives a blurred line between inside and out. The kitchen location was retained albeit with a complete overhaul, thus saving on relocation costs for services. The end result is a larger open plan living and entertaining area that spills out onto a generous deck with a second living space, connecting through both the visual and physical senses.
Site Area: 328 sqm
Floor Area (excl. decks/terraces): 170 sqm
Design, Documentation: 11 Months
Construction: 12 months, The building was designed and documented by Windiate Architects and handed over to the owner to build.