Collingwood house renovation
For this renovation of an existing 1850's heritage polychrome brick terrace in Collingwood
the emphasis was on bringing as much east and west light from the courtyard and side path as possible into the main living dining and kitchen space,
screened by planting for sunshade and neighbouring wall.
A light touch in terms of both colour tone and materials was needed to make this small space stretch to encompass its multiple uses, while allowing for each area to work effectively and not intrude on the other when not in use.
The texture of the original brickwork and bluestone sills and footing with its strong rhythms is a warm contrast to the smooth ripple of corrugated steel and reflective glass
The living room features light timbers, walls and ceiling, a contemporary colour scheme. Cedar door frames, "Blackbutt" floor a sustainably harvested Australian timber, with "Tasmanian Oak" steps
Heritage meets minimalism, "Indian Red" walls, "Lead" colour door and window frames, "shale" colorbond customorb, in harmony with the traditional brick and bluestone details of this heritage house
Detail of the "Blackbutt" timber floating floor, and clear coated "Tasmanian Oak" tread, durable but light and bright in a narrow terrace house