The outdoor room defines the rear elevation, creating a striking enclosure forged in dark stained timber. Between the lawn and raised deck, timber terraces create a playful edge and an informal sitting area that invites occupation of the garden. Pivoting screens manage privacy and shade to the sides whilst contributing to its visually animated form.
Key to the project’s success is the way interior rooms and spaces enjoy improved connections to one another and to the exterior landscape. Particular attention has been paid to maintaining spatial diversity and creating a variety of rooms where small and large groups can come together, both inside and out. Wherever possible the historic character of the house is celebrated. On the exterior, original weatherboards are deliberately expressed in white in contrast to the contemporary components of the exterior, painted black.
CLAYFIELD, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND
NORTHERN CONSULTING ENGINEER
TIMBER, GLASS, MARBLE
“We engaged Alex and her team to open up the back of our house (a Queenslander) and redesign the use of spaces internally. The spaces are fantastic and suit our family perfectly. Our recommendation is that Alex engages in your specific requirements and style to deliver a home for you rather than a specific stamp of her own.”
“The ideas and use of space are clever and beautiful.”
Client – Clayfield House