Location: East Fremantle
Status: Completed Nov 2019
Texo (WA) Pty Ltd.
Alterations to a heritage listed, single story terrace in a row of 8 terraces on George St. East Fremantle.
We reprogrammed the existing ~85m2 space to create: a dressing room/occasional guest room; a bed room; and a bathroom/ laundry, within the original walls, and an open plan living, kitchen, dining room in the rear addition which opens onto a private courtyard.
The new bathroom maximizes its exposure to a small light court and is transformed into a luminous and delightful oasis.
The idea for the open plan space to the rear was to create a room that did not feel like a ‘kitchen’ – so it could perform the role of several rooms when it is in fact only one. We used a large-scale joinery unit to order the room and a sliding timber screen that dynamically conceals or reveals the kitchen as desired; it can be a library, a study, a living room, a dining room and sometimes a kitchen.
Floor to ceiling glazed sliding doors frame the garden courtyard at the end of this space.