This turn-of-the-century single-storey property had been a boarding house at one time and as such it looked and felt very institutional. In our redesign, we were keen to instil a sense of homeliness and cater to our client’s desire for regular outdoor entertaining.
To the garden we added a cabana, which can be opened on three sides completely and at the rear of the existing house we maximised the floor space of the loggia. On the main property, we were eager to keep the unique slate roof; however its weight over-whelmed the existing structure. By taking hues from the roof and painting the house accordingly, we integrated the roof into the design, which created a sense of uniformity and balance.