Breathing new life into a once-derelict Marrickville cottage, the highly commended renovation and extension of Llewellyn House by studioplusthree creates a comfortable retreat for two musicians, complete with inviting living and rehearsal spaces.
The old and the new combine. Original Federation interiors are restored in crisp white, whilst new elements are introduced in a restrained palette of dark timber, steel and porcelain. The rough texture of aged recycled bricks is set against a glossy metallic surface – the thinness of a steel edge projects from a solid volume, whilst careful detailing produces an interior of simple planes, clean lines and open spaces.
Within a modest home the architects have combined a clear spatial diagram with a dialogue of texture and colour to distinguish, enrich and unify the old and new elements of the house.
– Jury citation, Australian Institute of Architects NSW Architecture Awards, Residential Alterations and Additions, Commendation
Tongue n Groove engineered solid oak floorboards in the Raba colour, Eterno classic wire-brushed finish and Piccolo format feature throughout the home. Raba consists of black and dark chocolate brown tones with a subtle grain that adds an opulent feel to a range of interiors.