The project was undertaken in two stages. Stage 1 incorporated the construction of the “garden pavilion garage” & landscaping works to the front of the art deco house. The garage sits detached from the main home acting as a building in its own right displaying the client’s collection of cars. The building form incorporates arched & clear storey windows & architectural details from the art deco home and the use of extensive glazing creates a lightness that renders the garage almost transparent allowing you to see through the structure to the original home.
Stage 2 consisted of the major renovation where the original two storey front part of the home was retained and the rear 1970s additions were removed to make way for sympathetic additions including open plan kitchen/meals/ family area opening onto an outdoor dining area and extensive landscaped gardens & pool. A new library with a secret panelled door hidden in the wall a new children’s wing with bedrooms & second living area provide refuse for a growing family. To complete the transformation of this beautiful home an underground cellar was constructed to house the client’s extensive wine collection where a timber arched ceiling is the centre piece of the design. Throughout the home there is extensive use of natural materials such as travertine, calacutta marble & timber.