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and regular visits from grandparents who
reside overseas – I suppose you would call
it a Brady Bunch scenario of sorts.”
The architects faced the challenge of
adhering to the brief for a combination of
private precincts and social integration
areas. “Our solution was to address the
space as four basic zones,” says Jon.
A master bedroom on the first floor, and
ground floor studies – detached from the
main living areas – comprise the parents’
retreat. The expansive dining, kitchen and
living hub offers a congregational dynamic
at the heart of the house. Upstairs, the
younger children have their quarters closer
to the master bedroom in the main house.
The separate teenagers’ retreat to the rear, at
the site of the former stables, includes three
bedrooms, a guest bed and rumpus room.
The introduction of the bridge, which
joins the two buildings together, has
ensured the family enjoys privacy but
remains unified in the one abode. It
has also defined the teenagers’ growing
sense of independence.
An architectural statement in itself, the BRIDGECORRIDOR is composed of wooden slats that allow for natural light
and ventilation. In one of the small bedrooms (above) the CABINETRYmakes use of Dulux two pack paint in Riding Hood,
and the TIMBERJOINERYis in spotted gum. The Dab Idle S1 PENDANTLIGHTSare from LPA.
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