Amy's House

Northcote 2012

A small project to assist of one of our team to “make liveable” a house for her family became an exercise in agility. In a tight 3.5 months the Californian bungalow, which had been locked in time since the late 50s, was unravelled and new alterations stitched in almost simultaneously.

Working within the existing envelope, openings were punched to integrate the sunroom spanning the rear creating a series of flexible, interactive living spaces which take in the view of the Dandenongs. The dining table now straddles the sunroom and former kitchen, integrating the spaces. Simple, recycled timber joinery slips past the "unplastered" brick walls and other remnants, recycled or left, which serve as gentle reminders of the house's past.

Photographer - Peter Bennetts