The ‘Jac’ home in Dulwich Hill, NSW by Panov Scott Architects is a clever renovation that inserts a new space in between two established elements – a federation home and a beloved Jacaranda tree! Architects Anita Panov and Andrew Scott were inspired by the deep history of the site, evident in both the historic four bedroom cottage, and the sculptural tree in the backyard.
The brief for the home was to redesign the property to allow the clients a closer relationship with the surrounding environment. Anita and Andrew wanted to introduce a new architectural element which would expand on the intimate and finely crafted Federation proportions and ornamentation, and branch out to meet the sweeping canopy of the Jacaranda. The architects were also careful to ensure the preservation of the original home, where old pine boards, skirting, rendered brick and ornate cornices have been retained.
This bright and breezy renovation encourages new connections with the garden, street, and lane, and welcomes the changing light of the seasons into the home. The design balances these outward looking pavilion-esque qualities with interiors that equally allow for introspection and seclusion, bringing this historic home into the modern day, and making it liveable and functional for many years to come!