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Ivanhoe East Renovation

Ivanhoe East Renovation

Architect: Pleysier Perkins

Landscape Architect: Andy Murray Design

Photographer: Michael Kai

Completed: 2019

A carefully crafted, modern intervention has propelled this post-war bungalow into the contemporary world, whilst maintaining the architectural features and charm of the original. The building envelope has increased by 25 m2 only, as the sloping site allowed a lower floor extension mainly under the original building. This created the opportunity for an open plan kitchen living area that flows seamlessly to an outdoor entertainment terrace and garden. A large feature skylight articulates the kitchen and bathes it in light.

A steel finned fa├žade delineates the lower floor extension that softens in shape to form a fence, separating the garden and driveway. The verticality and curves in the screen are a reoccurring theme throughout the interior, including delicate, crafted timber screens, and walls that enhance spatial flow and light. Tree top views from the upper floor are enhanced by a roof garden with an adjacent deck providing a tranquil refuge!

Ivanhoe East Renovation Showcase