Overlooking bushland and with challenging solar orientation, the existing house provided a good starting point but lacked interconnectivity between the living spaces, especially due to the split level nature of the site and house. The clients wanted indoor and outdoor spaces that would make capitalise on the natural ventilation and light, both in the living areas and the upper level bedrooms, which overlook the tree canopy.
Replacing the worn timber facade of the overhanging pop-out with corrugated steel cladding rejuvenates the exterior of the house, while the new open plan kitchen and living area extends onto a deck that wraps around the western corner of the house with integrated privacy screening. The bedrooms upstairs are refurbished, with new windows providing a tree-top outlook from the ensuite shower. Strategic refurbishment and use of colour allowed the dwelling to retain its nuts and berries character whilst adding a modern edge.