The reimagining of Barlow Street House in Clayfield, Brisbane, by Alexandra Buchanan Architects can be described as an ambitious transformation. The existing double-storey house was reorganised to accommodate a growing family’s needs through streamlining a cluttered layout. Through relocating the kitchen, an open-plan living arrangement was created.
The introduction of floor-to-ceiling doors at each end of the house provide a sense of openness and light, while also creating a seamless connection between the front and rear gardens of the house. The material colour palette is restrained to allow the client to successfully introduce colour and vibrancy to their new home with furnishings and art. The addition of striking hardwood timber screening and balcony to the front facade of the house provides the necessary privacy and shading, as well as a defined entrance below, giving Barlow Street House a new identity.
Tongue n Groove solid engineered European oak floorboards in the Bistre colour, Eterno classic wire-brushed finish and Piccolo format feature throughout, contrasting beautifully with the monochrome to create a silky effect.