This extension is an example of affordable adaptive re-use. This existing family home on a steep suburban street backing onto bush had a steep tiled roof covering the first floor balcony to protect the internal rooms from the hot western sun. The Brief was to add a covered outdoor room and re-invent the conventional brick veneer and painted timber balcony to fit within its bush context. This economical solution was created by a western sunshade to block out the sun so that the internal spaces could be used all year round whilst framing the beautiful views of the Georges River.
Photography by Alexander Symes.