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THE HOUSE WITH 2 STREET FRONTAGES
We initially were commissioned by the previous owners, who then decided to sell rather than build. They
recommended us to the new owners, who wanted something much more substantial for themselves and their
The property, a small cottage, has an unusual layout in that the block is triangular in shape, with the pointy
end addressing the junction of 2 streets. Unusually one entire street front was right on the boundary,
providing a challenge to optimise light, while maintaining privacy. We kept the lower level sandstone garage,
gutting and extending the existing cottage, and added another floor. Our mission was to address the two
street frontages, articulating the forms in a cubic manner. We administered the building contract, working
closely with David Mecklar, who were very co operative and collegiate, and they ably delivered the project in
good time with great results as attested by the clients (see review below)
The owners run a successful baking business, and love to entertain at home, catering for up to 50 guests, so
the public living spaces and kitchen were a priority. In designing the kitchen, such is the wife’s love of cooking,
every single kitchen appliance, plate, platter and utensil was measured, with the resulting kitchen designed to
accommodate each and every piece.
We also developed the interiors, particularly the public spaces, with the very distinct brief for a black and
white colour pallette. We selected most of the furnishings and lighting and worked closely with Spiro Delli of
Delli’s furniture https://www.dellisfurniture.com, in custom designing an extendable table that seats from 8 to
24 people, no mean feat.