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railings,” he adds. To further reinforce the
horizontal nature of the wooden screen, a
concrete planter wall was introduced at the
lower level on the front lawn.
Inside the four-bed, three-bath home
the existing floor was largely left as it was,
with the colour palette of off-white walls,
hardwood floors and wood trims continued
in the new extension.
This simple and warm interior allows
the shadows thrown by the external
Douglas fir screen to act like an ever-
changing light installation.
Artworks, some by Les himself, also
bring in colour and warmth.
A steel staircase unites the lower
and upper floors, with the treads made
from recycled fir flooring. Other wood
in the extension is new Appleply and
Plyboo bamboo plywood, both
Continuing the green theme, recycled
paper countertops and a composite
recycled floor tile are used in the ensuite.
Randy is more than pleased with the
result, saying he wouldn’t change a thing.
“The house generated quite the buzz in
the neighbourhood,” he says.
“I went on to complete another house
a few streets down, which is of equal
interest, so the neighbourhood is gaining
a reputation for having some interesting
houses, which it originally had in the 1950s
when it was first planned.”
BUILT-IN BOOKSHELVES around a slim window (above)
are a clever use of space. THE WALLS of the ensuite (right)
are clad in blue back-painted glass. PAPERSTONE (a recycled
paper product) is used for the benchtops. A COMPOSITE
RECYCLEDTILEis used on the floor and shower walls.
BAMBOO FLOORING used in the exte nsi on is available
in Perth through Simply Bamboo.
“The neigbourhood is
gaining a reputation
for having some very
which it originally had
in the 1950s when it
was first planned”
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