Surrey Hills House

Client: Private
Location: Surrey Hills, Victoria
Co-ordinates: -37.824446696619525, 145.0959206116992
Status: Planning Approved
Year: 2018
Project Team: BoardGrove Architects
Images: BoardGrove Architects

This proposal for an extension to a family dwelling proposes new accommodation beneath an enlarged deck area, having minimal impact on the internal areas of the existing house. By excavating and locating accommodation below the deck this approach also retains the views from the north facing kitchen and living room towards the garden and the surrounding mature trees. A side entry provides an alternative entrance to the accommodation at the lower level allowing for a greater sense of independent living. At the lower level a laundry, bathroom, two bedrooms and small living space are proposed with connections to the garden.

Key articulated elements such as the balustrading, staircase and hard landscaping help create a gentle articulated language to the rectilinear extension. A concrete base defines the lower ground living areas which extends into a concrete plunge pool. Above, the extension is crowned with a timber top.