Queens Park Custom Home
Commissioned by a social Sydney couple, this project involved an uninhibited renovation of an existing traditional three bedroom house located on a corner site in the inner city Sydney suburb of Queens Park. The client brief called for a custom designed home that catered to their specific living and entertaining lifestyle. Generous kitchen, dining and living spaces connect through large operable doors to private outdoor spaces which integrate a swimming pool and outdoor living, dining and entertaining spaces.
The dramatically re-worked planning of the home arranges space around the ordering elements of the entry hall and service corridor. Emerging from the original front of the house, the entry hall provides a warm circulation path, distinctly articulated in timber that branches into and connects the various spaces of the home. The private spaces within the original house, consisting of the bedrooms with ensuite and study, are unified by this timber path with the open plan living arrangement of the social spaces and garden to the rear of the home. Emerging from the original house form, the study is also placed so as to establish a strong visual link with the pool beyond. Thus a sense of connection and spatial continuity is achieved through the device of the entry hall and the use of extensive louvre windows and large sliding doors.
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