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Preceding pages and top: The family living area opens up to a large timber deck with a pergola, which helps to define the outdoor space as another room. The pergola supports a retractable sunshade that is used throughout the summer. Above: Shelving and desking in the study repeats a theme seen elsewhere in the house – the end grain of the Futura plywood is exposed, bringing a touch of visual warmth to the room. Right: A large kitchen on one side of the addition provides plenty of storage, with a bank of cabinets recessed into the wall. Exposed dark-stained beams and cedar sarking in the living area also signal a change in architecture, and the break between old and new. “Even from the outside, the broader, wider gabled roof makes it clear that this is a modern addition,” Holmes says. To bring additional natural light into the family space, a large circular skylight was added. “With close neighbours on two sides, it didn’t make much sense to put windows in the side walls. The skylight search | save | share at