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South Durras House / Fearns Studio

  • 01:00 - 2 December, 2013
South Durras House / Fearns Studio
South Durras House / Fearns Studio, © Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Durras, Australia
  • Project Team

    Matt Fearns
  • Builder

    RJ & JA Mates, Builders
  • Structural Engineer

    Andrew Derbidge – Partridge Structural Pty Ltd
  • Area

    219.8 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

Text description provided by the architects. This renovation of an 80’s beach house comprises modifications to existing interiors and a new studio extending into the rear yard.

© Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

A single , oversized sliding door defines a modified living space – expanding lounge areas and allowing new views of surrounding bushland when open and overflow accommodation for extra guests when closed.

© Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

New storage is provided by joinery in disused, split level sub-floor areas and connection to enlarged deck areas on the front of the house is clarified with a galley kitchen and island.

© Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

The studio is square in plan and incorporates a diagonal ridge beam with irregular post heights at each corner.

© Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

The studio roof folds over at one side and hits the ground at a single point, continuing new irregular geometry to frame a double height view of the leafy garden.


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Cite: "South Durras House / Fearns Studio" 02 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884