Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Casual House by Christopher Megowan Design
July 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Christopher Megowan Design
A home as casual and easy going as its residents. Low maintenance, no frills materials were used to create a cost effective yet compelling extension to the rear of a family home in Newport. The middle of the home had long suffered from substandard foundations, this extension replaced this middle section with a new kitchen, living, dining, bathroom and laundry. In addition, existing spaces were extended and converted into a second living area, and two new bedrooms. The brief was to create something low key, beachy, contemporary but still respect the character and materiality of the weatherboard cottage at the front of the property. Room to kick a ball, connection to the outdoors and ease of moving surfboards and sporting equipment from the rear of the house to the car in the front was top of mind for these clients.
Buried to the south of the existing weatherboard, clerestory and wrap around windows which seamlessly become rooflights were employed to bring warming northern light deep into the open kitchen, living and dining area. Timber doors, windows and birch joinery to the kitchen, living, bathroom and bedroom robes add warmth to the house and help create a sense of home.
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