Harvey Residence, Fremantle Property, Western Australia Building Extension, Architecture Images
Harvey Residence in Fremantle
New Home Extension in Western Australia – design by Chindarsi Architects
4 Oct 2017
Location: Fremantle, Western Australia
Design: Chindarsi Architects
The owners of this 1920’s weatherboard house knew their renovations were going to face some limitations from the outset. With a small budget and even smaller space to work in, it would take a little fresh thinking and a lot of passion to bring their vision to life.
First, the architects looked at all of the ways they could use what was already there to make something new. The timber frame of the extension work was kept to minimise demolition. Chindarsi Architects re-proportioned existing rooms by opening them out onto decked outdoor areas on the ground and first floors, and created a voluminous double-height void above the dining area. The outside areas lift the house out and over the lush back garden and to the sky beyond, with glimpses of greenery afforded by both high and low slot windows. None of these changes were drastic in scale, but they add a spacious, open-air quality to the home which defies its modest footprint.
The owners also have a spectacular collection of art and mid-century furniture, which was a significant factor in our design. Open shelving and additional gallery-style lighting allow the textures and colours of their collection to feature on their own.
Chindarsi Architects used small-format ceramic textures and natural wood to create a ‘blank canvas’, and added coloured glass accents to privacy screens and the front gate to complement the furnishings and light fittings. The owners’ passion for this project made it live, and the finished result is a testament to their love for their home. It’s also the best kept secret in Beaconsfield – a meticulous approach to the new design makes it all but invisible from the street.
Harvey Residence Fremantle – Building Information
Project size: 147 sqm
Site size: 749 sqm
Project Budget: $450000
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 2
Photography: Robert Frith
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