Posted on May 15, 2014
Our quest for home inspiration has taken us to the amazing home of Sam Klopper from Klopper and Davis Architects. This beautiful inner city gem is the perfectly formed marriage of original 1920’s worker’s cottage and modern vintage extension. I’m a big fan of the neutral palette with those splashes of colour, and those mid-century touches. This is a family-centric home and makes great use of space and natural materials – exactly what we want our future home to have.
Posted on March 24, 2014
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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