BARDON GARDEN HOUSE
Elevated at its street frontage, this interwar, double-gabled house has been
extended into the north-facing, rear yard. The new living area extends seamlessly
as a platform, without any discernible change in level towards the garden and the
stately fig tree beyond, dissolving the delineation between inside and out.
Spatial contrasts co-exist in the building. Light, high-ceilinged, open-plan living is
balanced with intimate seating nooks. A delicate floating roof facilitates movement
of air and light whilst patterned brickwork grounds the building. Reorganising the
function of rooms in the existing house has resulted in a clear distinction between
the common living areas of the new extension and the more private spaces in the
old part of the house.
The family’s evolving needs have also been carefully considered.
A central breezeway will later integrate a crafted stairwell, enabling future expansion
to the lower level, accommodating more bedrooms and living space.
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Status: Completed May 2015