Garden Room House by Clare Cousins
The Garden Room House by Clare Cousins is a literal embodiment of its title, where the rear extension is closely tied to the outdoor space. The extension hides behind a 150-year-old period façade in Fitzroy North, replacing a former addition with a smaller, more efficient design.
The double-glazed ‘Garden Room’ is framed by refreshingly light and low maintenance brickwork – almost a given, because they’re Clare Cousins’ favourite material. As Clare Cousins puts it, “We like to use robust, versatile materials that can be used internally, externally and for walls and floors – bricks are perfect for this,” she said. But they don’t use any old bricks, they source quality bricks “to ensure they endure for generations to come,” Clare adds.