House Anand, located in New South Wales, Australia, is a stunning transformation of a Federation-style semi-detached dwelling. Carter Williamson Architects took on the challenge of creating a more spacious and interconnected living area, as requested by the homeowners. This two-story alteration and addition beautifully blends modern design with the charm of the original home.
The main objective of the design was to create a seamless transition from the front door to the back garden, all while accommodating an extra bedroom for the growing family. The architects also made it a priority to maximize the amount of natural light in the house, while still maintaining a sense of privacy.
Despite the challenges posed by the heritage restrictions, House Anand boasts a distinctive roof design that adds visual appeal without compromising the overall look of the neighboring heritage cottages.
As you step inside, you’ll notice that every aspect of the space has been carefully thought out, from the strategically placed windows that frame the views, to the well-planned circulation paths that effortlessly guide you towards the sunlit outdoor area or the inviting living space and kitchen.
Speaking of the kitchen, it serves as the heart of the home, with its impressive double-height void space and a striking sculptural island that beckons everyone to gather around. The kitchen boasts a spacious double-height area that effortlessly draws in natural light through the angled clerestory windows.
When the large sliding doors are opened, the outdoors seamlessly blends with the indoors, leaving only a steel column to mark the entrance. To cater to the need for convenience, a service wall was created and concealed behind black joinery, blending into the background and allowing the home to come to life with ease.