Allen Key House
The brief – Reimagine a 1930s Californian bungalow into a spacious family home that embraces the light and view to the garden outside.
The result – A new extension provides a generous open plan kitchen and living area for a growing family. A simple, cost-effective shed-like structure adjoining the original home is made unique by the manipulation of the roofline, which folds and shifts to introduce light to the interior and offer a life-affirming view of the surrounding tree tops.
An intimate passageway closely connects this airy retreat to the main house. It emphasises the physical journey between old and new and has naturally created two sun-lit internal courtyards between the original home and the new living space.
Let the sunshine in.
Like inhaling light – bright and intoxicatingly fresh.
Photography Chris Warnes
'After a year in our beautifully renovated home, reflecting on the process, we can’t thank you enough. Your creative talent, calm problem solving and sense of humour put us tremendously at ease throughout the project.'
The contented client
North Shore, Sydney