Void House

Andrew Child Architecture used a bedroom removal to achieve their goals of a low budget and high impact renovation for a home nestled into tight but purposeful landscape.

  • area / size 2,045 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • On a tight budget, the owners were able to transform their home for themselves and their adult children by underpinning a thorough refurbishment with some strategic alterations and a tiny side extension.

    A key move was to remove an upper level bedroom to create a double height dining space below. This new focal point for the home has created drama amongst the relatively modest ceiling heights of the the old addition and also opened the living areas to the sky and the trees of the rear yard and surrounding properties. New windows and other metal elements were inserted into the building fabric of the existing rear addition to enliven the spaces. As with the building, as much of the existing was retained as possible when considering the new landscaping throughout the property.

    DesignAndrew Child Architecture