Yarra Street House / Julie Firkin Architects

Yarra Street House / Julie Firkin Architects

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Abbotsford, Australia
  • Architects: Julie Firkin Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 70.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2011
  • Photographs photographs: Christine Francis
  • Builder: OTS Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Budget: $380,000
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Text description provided by the architects. The clients, a professional couple with a large, combined family, wanted contemporary addition to their suburban weatherboard cottage which would allow them to indulge in their love of gardening and allow them to cook and entertain in style.

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The design is a creative response to passive solar principles, which was a challenge as the extension is to the south of the existing house. A sun-court allows sunlight to penetrate the new living spaces from the north in winter, and serves to separate the new addi­tion from the old house so that it reads as a clearly articulated pavilion in a garden.

© Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

A number of dining and entertaining spaces work off the hub of the kitchen which is designed to show off the home-cook in her or his best light.

© Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

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Address: Abbotsford VIC, Australia

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Cite: "Yarra Street House / Julie Firkin Architects" 16 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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