Want to follow architect Scott Weston's latest project from scratch? Scott has generously shared his work with Desire to Inspire for a few years now. Today he is taking us from concept model to build and promises to share the finished home soon. As usual he describes his work the best. I'll let him take it away. (After the jump you'll also find a sneak peek at a project he has just finished. Just a few teaser snaps because it's being shot for a major magazine and will be published next year.)
(This is) a great home in Rozelle where we demolished the back half of a three bedroom pokey workers cottage (May 2010) and are now well over six months into construction (mid-October) with handover beginning of December. The brief was to provide open plan living, dining and a linear kitchen that intersected the dining room, separate laundry, guest wc and bathroom. Provide three bedrooms (office/study) to the ground floor and a fourth bedroom and secret ensuite with timber staircase up to the first floor.
The concealed ensuite is located behind a full height wall of joinery that you access by walking into the wardrobe and the Client request for a bath to lie down in. We built the ground floor addition so that it faces a northerly aspect and specified commercial aluminum sliding doors (plus operable louvers) that stack back from the corner point of the house thereby creating an outdoor room. We have a flush timber deck externally and retaining walls with the westerly wall to become in a few weeks a 5 metre long timber barbeque unit with turquoise cracked glazed tiles to the benchtop and a steel and timber sunshade structure over protecting from the harsh western sun. The next stage of the project is the bespoke joinery, quietly sitting in the joiner's factory at the moment and is spectacular with each piece individually designed right down to the brass ball catches of the concealed walk-in lilac pantry.