How do you keep a house’s flooring plan, whereas concurrently enhancing connections between rooms? It sounds unattainable, however has been efficiently achieved within the current Daylesford venture of architect Murray Barker.
The 1872 home was initially a four-room cottage with a central hallway flanked by bedrooms on one aspect, and dwelling areas on the opposite. A Nineties extension enlarged the house, however failed to attach the varied dwelling areas (kitchen, eating, dwelling, and workplace), or benefit from the encircling backyard.
Recognising these shortcomings, Murray reconfigured the ground plan, by partially demolishing partitions between the dwelling areas and changing them with joinery.
‘New sight strains are launched however filtered by joinery, shelving, and open stud-framing the place partitions had been partially demolished,’ explains Murray.
These rooms are actually an interconnected area encompassing a barely bigger kitchen and front room, eating space, and a brand new studying nook/TV room in alternative of