USA Trends Home Trends Vol 32 No 1 USA - Page 22

Above: The minimalist kitchen in the pavilion continues the exterior materials. A simple concrete slab benchtop echoes the concrete floor plane while the cabinetry and joinery are in the same spotted gum as the posts. To the right, even the outdoor serving counter is in concrete and runs right through from outside to in. To connect the old with the brand new, the architects inserted a central circulation atrium that defines and celebrates the different sections. The formal entry was moved from the front of the home to this bisecting void, says Piva. From the side, guests now enter directly into the heart of the home, while the original front door now opens to a new front yard garden. The extension is mainly glass but sections of inky spotted gum cladding contrast with the red brick on the existing home. The same finish is repeated on the support posts, which echo and complement the look of the tree trunk and its search | save | share at branches. The posts conceal internal services, keeping the overall look uncluttered. “And the cladding materials are brought inside, too – seen, for example, beside the new entry door where the spotted gum cladding is continued into the hall,” says Boucher. The lines of the pavilion base slab lead the eye out past the glazing to the covered deck and views beyond. And with the sliding doors pulled back, the living spaces, pavilion deck and pool become one. This arrangement gives the impression that the pavilion space is even larger than it really is.