This project involved significant alterations and additions to a turn of the century cottage sitting high up above Brisbane City on a corner small lot site in the suburb of Highgate Hill. The house is well set back from the corner of the block affording a private and open garden courtyard and pool area from where one can enjoy city views. The house itself enjoys a progressive and overt contemporary “sleaving” of the new through the old.
The finishes which consisted mostly of Blackbutt and Travertine offer a beautifully crafted and contemporary feel to the otherwise complex and quite unpredictable floor plan. The inclusion of rich Calcutta stone in the kitchen and ensuite finish off a luxurious and highly detailed sequence of intimate spaces. The house was completed in January 2012.Location: Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Australia Architect: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Project Team: Shaun Lockyer | Design Principal; Lucy Hyndman | Project Architect; Jen Lambkin | Project Architect; Corinne Bolton | Interiors
Structural Engineer: Westera Partners
General Contractor: CGH Constructions
Project year: 2012
Photographer: Aperture Architectural Photography