To unlock the potential of a narrow site, it’s all the about the edges and the interfaces. Built-in joinery is the master key. Upholstered banquettes, window seating and kitchen benches line the living space, freeing-up the centre for a generous island bench and built-in table. Everything feels integrated – is integrated – fitting together like a three-dimensional jigsaw.
The building footprint has barely changed, and yet this house feels substantially larger. Where once the living areas were tight, shadowy and disconnected, they are now expansive, light-filled and open. The same is true of the backyard.
Deep thresholds establish a tidal zone of indoor and outdoor activity: the kitchen bench extends into the yard for outdoor cooking and food preparation; a timbered awning draws back into the house, filtering light from a skylight above; an indoor seat is a coffee table is an outdoor platform for perching and sunbathing. The indoors and outdoors wash through one another, enjoying their shared abundance.
This was our first renovation project, and we couldn’t have felt more supported by the team at Aa. They listened to our brief and budget and came up with a design that exceeded our expectations. We are thrilled with the end result and look forward to working together on future projects.
Virginia and Cameron