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Light-filled architecture in Queens Park

By Kim McFayden 7 years ago

The renovation and extension of this beautiful Sydney home was designed by Fox Johnston architects. Featuring lots of timber elements and a fantastic polished aggregate concrete floor, the design focused on offering flexibility for the young family of 5 and its evolving lifestyle needs. Multi-tasked spaces were included to allow re-purposing for the changing needs of the family. The playroom for instance can be converted into a study or an additional bedroom when no longer needed and the guest retreat can be a future teenager’s bedroom or a visiting grandparent. Garden areas are not only a lovely backdrop but also a functional space for young children play.

Energy efficiency was an important, with advantage being taken of orientation, natural light and ventilation. The central courtyard adjoining the old and new areas allows light and breezes to permeate the home and the living areas to extend into the lush green garden. Rich, natural textures enhance minimalist lines and forms of the structure while providing the cozy and warm atmosphere of a family home.


  ARCHITECTURE, brick/render, elements, extension / addition, glass, high ceilings, inside/out connection, materials, minimalist, sustainable design, timber
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 Kim McFayden

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Founder and editor of Designhunter