Renovation / Extension

Wheelers Hill new residence

This project involved two homes connected via a shared walkway for two generations of the same family.  The brief was to demolish one existing old house, to renovate the other existing house, and to build a connecting walkway.

The main challenges of this project were to make the two houses appear as 'siblings', by having consistency in colour, materials and form, and by highlighting the new entrance which was also the connecting walkway.

The site was also very steep, so the design response was to have the house spread over three levels, with each level opening up to uninterrupted views of the Dandenong ranges.