Kerferd House
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Kerferd House

Whiting Architects
Sharyn Cairns

A rear extension to a double fronted Edwardian redbrick, slate roof, 4 principle rooms with a central corridor

The new extension is essentially a self-contained home for parents.  Children & guests are housed in the existing building with their own large bathroom.

It is an infill building to complete the existing rooftop topography. The site was the missing ‘tooth’  There is also a strong language of laneway pitch roof, attic garage extensions in the area.

Behind the classic solid brick Edwardian façade, period features including high ceilings, dark stained Baltic pine floors and open fireplaces define the arched hallway, inviting sitting room or 4th bedroom, two further bedrooms and an absolutely stunning bathroom that incorporates cutting edge style within an original room with fireplace.

Interior planning is resolved & minimal, no doors or corridors….. thus no wasted space = less m2 but maintaining maximum amenity.

This type of single storey period home was never intended to have a stair, so we kept it simple & secondary.

One minimal flight up to a low mezzanine study space.

What could have been corridor became the study with an under desk internal glazed visual link to the living area below.

Then up a couple of steps to a window box day bed seating area,

Again… a no corridor area, instead it’s a private sitting area adjacent to the master bedroom.

Arrival to the main bedroom is via these… ‘transition spaces’, no bedroom door required.

The Robe is concealed behind bedhead box.

The ensuite is accessed behind an operable wall panel, a view out from the bath tub is available by sliding back a ‘barn-door’ to reveal more internal glazing, giving the user the ability to personalizes the level of privacy they want. 

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