Starting with the existing, dark semi-detached house on a small block, a flipped floorplan allows for a bright and open raised, kitchen, lounge and outdoor terrace. The more enclosed ground floor houses bedrooms, bathrooms and service spaces.
We worked with Bancroft and Malone Architects to create a new centrally located front door leading into a dramatic double height foyer. The exposed original brick wall in the entry highlights the point where the original house and the new structure meet.
The roofline is designed to include three distinct folded layers, peeling back to provide openings for skylights and windows creating a beautiful bright living space and illuminated the central stair well. The large skylight over the stairs transforms the usually dark middle of the house into an open space, flooded with light from above.