An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage
For this home renovation located in the Brisbane suburb of Morningside, it was important to Kieron Gait Architects and their clients to preserve the presence of the original 1920s Queenslander bungalow on the double lot.
To that end, the house was gently reworked to host all the bedrooms and a private family room. Then, a generous garden pavilion was added to the southern boundary of the property, maximizing the available land without erasing the original construction.
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The garden pavilion hosts an outdoor room, as well as the kitchen, living room, and dining areas, designating it as the more "public realm" of the home, explain the architects. "Open and connected to the site, it expands the domain of the family beyond the walls of the house into the garden."
The architects took inspiration from the well-crafted 1920s bungalow. "Mirroring the care taken to construct and assemble the existing house, we chose processes and construction techniques that show craft, care, and endeavor," the architects continue.