Matt Klopper Architect was enlisted to revamp an existing character cottage in Subiaco into a modern two-storey home
fit for a family of six.
The owners’ primary request was to create more accommodation and living space.
With careful planning of the new addition, Matt Klopper was able to convert a three-bedroom house to seven bedrooms with an additional bathroom, a much-needed play area for the children, a roof deck and a parents’ balcony.
The existing cottage was in very good condition and so the majority of the building remained unchanged. The result was a light, modern home on 600sqm that incorporated bleached jarrah flooring and Qstone benchtops for a warm yet spacious feel.
VFloat toned glass in shades of green softens the outlook to the garden.
A harmonious atmosphere was created by contrasting the existing traditional home with contemporary additions.
The key technique used to ensure the house blended seamlessly from the old to the new was the use of a suspended concrete roof deck.
This was made as thin as possible to be able to connect to the existing house without requiring modification to the roofline.