Builder Brad Taylor
Photographer Neil Fenelon
This Roseville site is typically large, with great depth and a north facing back yard containing a tennis court. As part of the works, the front of the existing federation era house was retained, while the back portion was demolished to make way for large, simple living spaces at the ground floor and a level containing bedrooms above. The new living area stretches east west across the site to maximise its orientation to north and the rear of the site. A 'butler's pantry' is concealed behind the kitchen at the eastern end and a laundry and pool bathroom behind panelling at the western end. A new swimming pool between the house and the tennis court is a visual feature of the house as well as a place for recreation. The stair is centrally positioned within a two storey void allowing natural light into the centre of the house while marking the progression of new work from the older front section of the house.