Living area of JJ House by Bokey Grant

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The previous lean-to addition was kept, and the asbestos was carefully removed. "The original walls are smooth plaster with detail above the picture rail datum, in the cornices, and on the ceilings. The new work references this but flips it," says Bokey-Grant. "The walls have a subtle texture up to a datum, and the smooth ‘hat’ above helps the spaces feel taller than they are."