This house is recognised by heritage practitioners as a strong sympathetic example of an addition to a domestic sized dwelling. The positive factors include the fact that the addition, located alongside with a lightweight connection, is of similar height to the existing building. The pitch of the new roof and the width of the walls and columns clearly reference the original Spanish mission style while making no attempt to compete with the original building.
According to the architects, Chenchow Little: “the addition is made up of four abstracted components; massive white blade walls, a lightweight floating roof plane, and a raised brickwork podium. The addition responds to the form and style of the existing dwelling yet has a contemporary language of its own. “
CreditsProject Architect: ChenChow Little
Engineer: Robert Koch
Project Builder: Addington Constructions
Photographer: Anthony Browell'
Source: ChencChow Little website, chenchowlittle.com