With it’s high raked ceilings and exposed rafters, the addition remains true to the arts and crafts character of the existing house. Recycled timber flooring and white washed plywood add texture and warmth.

Project name: Loft House
Studio Name: Rob Henry Architects
Project size: 205 m2
Site size: 667 m2
Completion date: 2018
Location: Canberra, Australia
Photography: Light Studies Photography

5088 Loft House by Rob Henry Architects: Sheet 1
Dining View ©Light Studies Photography

Delicate in materiality, yet bold in character, the addition inspires open living with its connection between living spaces and outdoor garden rooms. Taking advantage of a northerly orientation, the interiors are light, elegant, and inviting.

5088 Loft House by Rob Henry Architects: Sheet 2
Music Room ©Light Studies Photography

White painted custom Scottish bond reverse brick veneer walls create interest and texture internally, whilst enhancing the thermal mass within the house. This, combined with high density wall insulation, provides warmth in winter, while operable skylights allow night purging to keep the house cool in summer.

5088 Loft House by Rob Henry Architects: Sheet 3
Bathroom ©Light Studies Photography

Unique planning and detailing has revitalised a modest home into one that is bold and invigorating, allowing for connectivity between spaces and improving family living.


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