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Newry House

Architect: Maddison Architects, 2019

The Newry House is a new contemporary addition to the existing Victorian cottage. The original Victorian cottage to the front of the dwelling is retained, whilst the more recent additions to the rear of the cottage have been redesigned.

The internal layout of the existing Victorian cottage has been reconfigured to provide a walk-in-robe and study. The new extension consists of a kitchen and living / dining area to the north, a laundry and bathroom to the east, a bedroom, WIR and courtyard to the west, and a bedroom with ensuite to the south.

Along the northern facade of the new extension there is significant glazing to gain maximum natural light, and bi-fold doors to allow natural ventilation through the dwelling. An internal courtyard and light well with adjustable louvers are incorporated within the new extension to further promote natural light and ventilation.

The style, form and materiality of the new extension is distinguishable from the facade of the original Victorian cottage. The surrounding urban context has been used as a form making tool to build upon the traditional gable roof form. While light courts have been scattered throughout to invite natural light into living spaces and assist in privacy from neighbouring properties.

The predominant materials used in the new extension are steel wall cladding, glass and metal roof sheeting. Materials employed in the new extension complement the existing dwelling and neighbouring building stock. The form is scaled appropriately as to not detract from the current identity of the original Victorian cottage.

Photos: Will Watt





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