Elwood House

When extending back from an original heritage Californian bungalow, we had to ensure this contemporary box-building design accommodated for the existing pool and structural orientation.
We used subdued materials to make up the first floor to avoid dominating the street-facing heritage façade. In contrast to this smooth natural cement render, the ground floor extension at the rear boasts a rough-cast, chunky render, and an all-glass shell that makes
the most of the natural northern light.
To soften these bold components, we incorporated spotted gum elements that unite in a multi-material, modern family home.