The design of this renovation and addition to an existing 1990’s home was driven by the clients desire for a striking contemporary home and by unusual planning and building constraints particular to this site. The existing building was built below the natural flood level and was severely water damaged during the early part of the design process. A large stormwater easement bisects the site at the front and resulted in an original front facade with no discernable character. Major modifications to the main frontage were required to transform its plain single dimensional elevation into a elegant building with street presence.
Our design involved creating a new entry canopy, deck and carport at the front of the property to provide a bold entry and carport structure. Retaining walls are hidden below the external decks to divert flood water away from the house prevent future flooding. A collection of unusually shaped internal spaces were modified to achieve multi-zoned and flexible living, dining and kitchen spaces located around the central courtyard.