Max Pritchard is a living legend - one of South Australia's best architects, I would sell MOTH, all five kids + puppy Lulu in a heartbeat to live in one of his houses. A neighbour around the corner had a devastating fire a couple of years ago, which destroyed a 2-storey section of their house. In rebuilding they opted for a modern addition, rather than the safer option of a heritage rebuild.
To quote Max:
" A steel & glass addition to a grand heritage home provides light, winter sun, modern comfort & beautiful garden views."
Here a courtyard separates heritage from the modern, linked by a glazed walkway.
Precise detailing with black framing & dark grey fibre cement & iron allow the addition to complement the original heritage house but present as a crisp, timeless structure in a lush garden setting.
A portion of stone wall from the fire-damaged section of the house has been retained & restored completing the enclosure of the courtyard.
I love it, but what do you think? And before you ask, things are still crazy here at The Hedge. Work is still occupying 50+ hours of my time each week & leaves me exhausted & cranky. I'm just keeping my head above water. Gracie is going to a big sister in August with another baby on the way for her surprised Mum & Dad. We are excited!!
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Images: Max |Pritchard
Images: Sam Noonan