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area,” he says. “From the inside it feels as
if the rear structure hangs and hovers over
the edge of the pool.”
Matt agrees that the extension is in tune
with the climate, absorbing the winter light
while avoiding the harsh summer sun.
“The louvres catch the breeze so we
hardly need the air-conditioning,” he says.
“It complements our outdoor lifestyle. The
old house was very dark and the glass has
opened it up so that it almost feels as if we
are living outside.”
A raw industrial feel was introduced,
thanks to a structural steel window – tinted
to reduce glare and solar heat gain – and a
solid steel counter that serves the kitchen
and alfresco dining. It is further exaggerated
by the corrugated iron rear wall that relates
back to the original roof and garage, and
the galvanised steel fence and letterbox – a
semi-industrial take on the classic white
picket fence and wooden letterbox.
Matt was particularly open to the
contemporary design features, but at the
same time desired a degree of warmth
against the more crisp, linear elements.
This was achieved by incorporating the
marri he had collected during his time
Marblo basins by Galvin Design (top right) pair with Rogerseller
tapware and TURKISH LIMESTONE from Milano Stone
in the bathrooms. LIGHTING from Radiant Lighting includes
linear halogen wall mounts in the bathroom and recessed
halogen downlights in the bedroom. Custom marri timber
CABINETRY features throughout .
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