Natural Light Floods this Home Extension
Inner-city blocks provide a wealth of challenges when designing extensions, namely narrow and small sites, and access to natural light. Situated in North Carlton, Princess Hill by Tom Robertson Architects cleverly addressed these challenges.
Natural light makes a difference to a space, and even with a small footprint, if you can flood the area with natural light it will feel bigger. Tom Robertson Architects looked at raising the roof structure which contains east facing clerestory windows and adding a range of skylights allows light to flood the open plan living, dining and kitchen, which is divided by an existing fireplace. Wet areas are known for being dimly lit, usually through a small window. However this house incorporated glass ceilings, and looking at the photo, it would make showering an experience.
The existing terrace was renovated, and brought back to its former beauty. Despite the modest 120m² area, Tom Robertson Architects and the builder, 2ic Construction has created an inviting, open, comfortable place for the clients to enjoy for years to come.