Contemporary open plan design breathes new life into Californian Bungalow to deliver indoor outdoor living in Wembley.
A fatigued 1930’s Californian bungalow located in the inner city suburb of Wembley, with it’s leafy tree-lined streets and expansive verges, is transformed for a young couple with primary school age children. Threadgold Architecture was engaged for the Wembley house design to the family’s inner city California bungalow.
The Wembley house design brief required alterations and additions that included new bedrooms, laundry, bathroom, kitchen, living, alfresco and adjoining pool which was sympathetic with the look and feel of the existing home but provided a contemporary shift from the existing – all on a meagre budget. The Wembley house design retains the majority of the existing house with the existing streetscape building fabric being left predominantly untouched and the living areas extended to the rear of the small inner city Wembley site. The new section of the house has expansive end folding timber doors which allows the home and garden to work as one space. The Wembley house design additions had to conform to strict budgetary requirements and material palette including sourcing recycled jarrah to provide a seamless transition from old to new. The Wembley house design spreads around an alfresco area which offers ample shelter and casual seating; so irrespective of season, the owners can enjoy the space year-round.
The owners now enjoy free flowing open-plan indoor and outdoor living space where the kitchen operates as the focus of the house – connecting the adult living areas with the rear children’s environment. The material palette of the Wembley house design delivered a contemporary shift as required by the brief and incorporates Caesarstone benchtops, Miele appliances and white colour backed glass splashback.
Client : Private
Location : Wembley, Perth, Western Australia