South Terrace House in Fremantle

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South Terrace House in Fremantle

Home Renovations and Expansions, Australia – design by Philip Stejskal Architecture

25 Jan 2017

South Terrace House

Location: Fremantle, Western Australia

Design: Philip Stejskal Architecture

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The clients are Duncan and Annemarie Wyatt, mid 40’s, two girls Charlie and Georgie, aged 9 and 11.

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Their brief: primarily programmatic additions, a desire for cross ventilation and natural light.

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The original cottage (semi-detached) c.1910 with subsequent additions by European migrants in following decades.

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The 300sqm block characterized by a 6.37m width, attached strata sibling to the south, two northern neighbors about 1.5m away, rear R.O.W access and frontage onto busy street.

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For us the project involved the extraction of maximum amenity from this packed situation whilst managing impact on surrounding properties.

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As a ‘built strata’ property, we required the neighbors’ approval to proceed. A tree well to the first floor was added following consultation.

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Responding to site, a fundamental objective was to harness north light. This had to be captured at height – due to proximate neighbors – using ‘light scoops’ to funnel winter sun in and cast views out.

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Additionally, a central courtyard, first floor terrace and a roof garden cement the clients’ access to northern light.

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Associated glare is tempered by deep window reveals and perforated fiber-cement (‘Hardi-lattice’) screens.

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Existing bedrooms were kept largely untouched, with exception of new cabinetry.

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The existing kitchen was converted into a bathroom, and previous bathroom (originally a side verandah) became the kitchen. The new living / dining area ‘slots in’ under the existing main roof.

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Beyond the central courtyard, a single car garage doubles as an outdoor dining space and a first level master bedroom currently offers lodging for an extended family member complete with private roof garden.

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Cross ventilation is secured via consciously positioned apertures.

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Internally, a series of spaces cater to collective and individual occupation. A north-facing day bed occupies a thickened corridor, offering a place to read in the sun or be in the courtyard.

Cabinetry creates spatial divisions and simultaneously weaves together old and new.

Externally, the palette is face brick (a base to negotiate level changes) and acrylic render (a plastic surface to respond to spaces within, sometimes perforated to mitigate glare).

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South Terrace House – Building Information

2011 – 2015 (Completed)
Project Team: Philip Stejskal, Yang Yang Lee, Claire Holmes
Builder: SWELL Homes

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Photography: Robert Frith

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