Wentworth Extension

Type: Residential Alterations & Additions, Residential Heritage
Builder: Jackman Builders
Completion: Completed 2022
Photographer: Anjie Blair & Andrew Wilson

While being subtle from the street, the cathedral-like ceiling gives a sense of space and light. Kate and the team at Studio Ilk have transformed a somewhat discounted and dark rear of the house into alight filled open plan space that flows seamlessly to the existing heritage home, external office and backyard.

- -Elyse & Anthony

An existing federation weatherboard cottage, circa 1910, oriented north to the street, within a Heritage Precinct, presented a challenging proposition to fulfill the client’s brief to create ‘light and bright spaces opening up onto the garden’.

The extension is a dynamic and playful form, bringing an abundance of northern light deep into the home, yet is barely visible from the street, thus visually subservient, allowing the heritage streetscape to remain intact.

The asymmetric red brick chimney anchors the new extension to site, leaning into the form of the new building whilst taking cues from surrounding roofscapes.

Reflecting the modest budget, Wentworth House is humble in materiality and scale, being less than48m2 of additional footprint, yet benefits from a highly efficient design which creates boundless livability and connection to site. New life has been breathed into a home which can sustain its growing family for many years.

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