Not every renovation project is a success. In fact, many homes are burdened by a poorly planned extension gone awry. Luckily for this Brisbane family, Shaun Lockyer Architects was able to rethink and recalibrate the home to create a much friendlier home…
The Beeston Street project is a recalibration of a previously unsuccessful renovation on the Teneriffe hillside of New Farm.
The new design breathes life into a wonderful pre-war cottage through the incorporation of a number of chiseled voids and forms that also serve to tie the old and new components of the house together.
Unlike many backyard renoavtions, this rethink involved very little extension. The home was, in fact, reduced in size. And rather than feeling more cramped and regretting the lost space, the clients have achieved a much more open and appealing home.
The result is a seamless, unexpected and engaging space that creates an inner city sanctuary with gorgeous city views as well as private entertaining areas.