RED HILL HALF WAY HOUSE
The simple idea of the kitchen as the heart of the home informed much
of the design to the substantial renovation of this character-filled house.
Perched high on the hill this four-roomed, pyramid-roofed Queenslander
posed challenges due to the steep site that falls away at the rear.
Positioning the high-ceilinged kitchen and dining space at the half level
provides equal engagement with both upstairs and downstairs. It also
celebrates the humble kitchen table as the central gathering place.
Winter and Summer living rooms each have a unique feel. The complete original
fireplace extends the connection between the lower and upper levels. A new
bespoke brick outdoor fireplace and seating area to the lower rear of the
site provides a counterweight and destination at the end of an
intriguing garden walk down the hill.