The addition and renovation was to be tailored to a professional couple with twin girls. The biggest priority was that the Bronte home didn’t just cater to how they live now, but well into the girls’ teenage years. Preferring a white and contemporary palette, they came to CM Studio with a want for the feeling of spacious living areas and refined detailing.
To let the home feel expansive while being restricted in width, CM Studio changed the home’s configuration while adding on. Structurally the addition is built by Danish brand Peterson Bricks that are also exposed indoors. Bringing the living a little closer to the outdoor area and garden was key to encouraging easy and open family living and welcoming some much-needed natural light. As sunlight is often more challenging to access in a semi-detached house, skylights were introduced to bring light into spaces that truly lacked, such as over the staircase. This also helped to address another issue faced in the semi-detached project: privacy. As part of the concern for privacy and change of layout, the front door has been relocated to the side of the home away from the two front bedrooms.