We’ve finally decided to take the plunge and start planning a home extension! We live in an old 1930’s california bungalow which is a great size for the two of us, but far too small to function as a family home. Because of our large block size, our idea is to extend backwards, adding more living space and bedrooms in a modern, contrasting style to the original.
This extension by Jonathan Lake Architects in Maylands is something akin to what we would like. I love the large, boxy back of the house and the generous use of glass. The use of a wooden cladding on the outside surface of the house really softens those hard edges. Those large windows draw the outside garden inwards and really let lots of light into the house.
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