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Maylands | The Lake house
At 250sqm, the home is only 10sqm
bigger than the national average, but it has
a generosity that belies its size.
None of the spaces in the extension
are a full room. The change in levels
provides connection and privacy, with
each space offering its own definition of
the “openness and separateness” sought
by Kimberley and Mark.
In the quest for light and space,
Kimberley says the obvious thing would
have been to open the old house into one
big box. “But we wanted it broken into
separate spaces,” she says.
Each space is a balance of f unction
and aesthetics, pampering to the lifestyle
of the family. In the lounge, a concrete
bench transforms from shelving to lounge
seating, and a low recess has been built
into the concrete wall to house Kimberley
and Mark’s extensive record collection.
Another recess in the kids’ lounge is home
to books and toys.
The extension was designed with art in
mind. Sculptor Jon Tarry was involved in
discussions about the design of the study
04 This private entrance creates a semi-private space for a study,
concealed behind the concrete core and against the garden, which acts
as a green wall to provide a serene, quiet workspace. Custom handrail
brackets by Halliday + Baillie and the line and colour of the handrail
provide a connection to the Jon Tarry artwork on the rear wall of the study,
which was commissioned specifically for this space.
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