Culverden circa 1900 is a highly crafted federation italianate home with an expansive garden.
The client stated a desire to live “engulfed by the garden”. The new addition was conceived as greenhouse.
Growing from the existing, traces of the new present themselves by degrees, culminating in the kitchen dining area where the full extent reveals itself.
It shares formal characteristics with the existing, a sandstone base, yet is transparent and overtly structural, to capture the gardens proximity and formally sets up a relationship with the existing verandah.
Generous volumes capture the scale of the immediate vegetation and views. Crafted details and materials provide continuity of pattern and texture. Natural materials develop patina and contribute to a lived in space.
The Mount Stuart Greenhouse provides a stage for family life, connected to the garden and verandah, in a manner complimentary to the quality and craftsmanship of the existing home.