This Bridgeman Downs renovation design includes a new extension for retired parents to live separately, yet connected to their family members. The main emphasis for this project is to develop a living retreat for our client’s parents beside the existing residence.
The architectural style of the proposed retreat will match the main house given the parents built the main house and thus like that style of home. Some additional modern elements will be included which can later be added to the main house to give it a new look and feel. A carport will be created at the front of the existing home next to the existing garage. The new retreat will be accessed from behind the existing garage. A new security gate and intercom will be constructed in view from the driveway.
To make the existing home’s front door and the retreat’s front door visible we will create paths within the concrete driveway surface to guide people through to the entry of either dwelling. Once through the gate a new level path will be established with limited steps up to the retreat’s front door. An internal link will also be established between the existing house and the retreat.
The living space of the retreat will look across the flat section of grassed area outside the main home’s living space and across the bushland at the back of the home. Large sliding doors will open up the living area and give it the feeling that it is an outdoor space and negate the need for a separate deck. An access stair from the living space will connect the retreat to the lawn area and a workshop/garden store will be located under the back of the retreat. A small separate laundry will be housed in the back of the existing garage to save space.
A new main bedroom will be located looking over the bushland to the back of the house. A second space the size of a second bedroom will be included as a study, spiritual space and yoga space. This space will look over the entry path and into a courtyard garden. A bathroom and linen cupboard will be located between these two rooms.
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Project Number: 130203
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