Smee Schoff House

This project is a great example of how dedicated and engaged clients together with a challenging set of site constraints make for a rich and unique design outcome.

Key constraints were; inconsistent council requirements for street-scape and heritage, the need to maintain the privacy and solar access of neighbouring properties, multiple poorly devised and implemented alterations to the existing cottage, access to winter sun to the necessarily south facing living areas, views to the park and access to the winter sun available only to the existing bedrooms. The brief also included an atypical requirement for an eat-in kitchen and an melded dining/ lounge/ music room.

Our clients have a wonderful art collection, and their own unique style, which contributed to the industrial/ craft aesthetic of the new work.

Recycled bricks are used extensively for environmental and aesthetic reasons, on both internal (painted) and external (bare-faced) walls. Black painted, lightweight steel framed windows and doors accentuate the very tall brick walls of the central court and dining room. Exposed, oversized recycled timber beams scale the 4.5m high ceiling of the dining space. Timbers recycled from demolished portions of the building and our client's cherished Scandinavian hand-painted ceramic tiles are incorporated into new joinery work.

A lightweight screen of plywood. laser cut in a pattern derived from the hand-painted tiles separates the kitchen and dining rooms.
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“Ladder” — jldesign2015
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“Polished concrete floor,” — trinderella
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“dark framed french doors and brick” — pbyar
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“Painted brick” — lnita
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“Looking for laser cur steel panels for our new room. Didn't know about the wood version!” — Jill Pellizzon
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“floor finish” — theglue1
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“Doors” — ginahamish
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“Warm colour colour of polished concrete floor , Thinking thermal mass” — trinderella
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“Colour of the concrete” — annemacrae
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“Hanging cabinet” — trinderella
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“Timber and concrete floor” — staggydon
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