Lane Cove House is an experiment in intergenerational family living. Georgia, Adam and their young daughter, Olive, reside on a new upper floor, where internal courtyards frame long views over illuminated treetops. As they have for many years, Olive’s grandparents, Antoinette and John, continue to live on the ground floor of what has long been the family home. Uniform materials integrate the original suburban bungalow into the new spaces, which bring density and shared living to an otherwise traditional suburban setting.
Kati and Shaun have lived in their Bronte home for many years. A verdant garden weaves its way around the site, shielding the existing dwelling from view and casting long afternoon shadows. By raising a garden bed up as a green roof, Kati’s new ceramics studio disappears under coastal rosemary and grevilleas. Raw materials reflect the garden setting and a circular window, displaying Kati’s work, greets visitors as they arrive.
A semi detached home reconfigured into a family compound for three generations.
The addition of a 19 square metre home to this small block was a tricky brief but the type that SAHA relishes - a low cost, low impact, small footprint building designed to keep a family together in the neighbourhood they grew up in. A saw tooth roof brings light and life to the space and in a nod to the area’s industrial past.
Simon, Justine and their daughter Scout had finally outgrown their small apartment in Bondi. Not wanting to leave the charming Art Deco building in which they had lived for so many years, they sought a cost-effective increase in space without compromising the original character of their home. By extending the original apartment across an additional level, a new living area now opens onto a sheltered rooftop garden. Although modest in size, the added space transforms the once small apartment into a spacious and yet discrete family home.