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The Stafford House is an alteration, addition and ‘build under’ project designed for a young family.  The original ‘replica Queenslander’ on the site – a 15-year-old three-bedroom, two-bathroom home – lacked a sense of connection to its backyard and was over exposed to the harsh afternoon western sun. The young family wanted a house that would allow them to enjoy the outdoors and mild Queensland climate year-round.

The new extension sought to improve occupant comfort by re-orientating the living areas to face north. The creation and inclusion of a courtyard allowed a more cohesiveness relationship between the internal and external spaces. There was preference for the swimming pool to be central to the home, so several small details were used to achieve and emphasise this, including a pool fence without visible brackets to increase transparency and flush door thresholds to reduce barriers. For the areas still exposed to the west, sliding panels and operable fins were incorporated to block out the harsh afternoon sun.

For more information on this project please see this Brisbane News Article

“Thank you so much, I love my house, it is amazing! I’m so glad we went with you as you are very talented!

Owner / Client

Stafford, Brisbane
Petro Builders
Lynskey Structural Consultants (Structural Engineer)
Mackie Consultants Pty Ltd (Building Certifier)
AJS Surveys (Surveyor)
Scott Burrows Photographer