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Old Meets New, Meets Tree!

Architecture

The brief for this incredible home in Dulwich Hill, NSW was to update a Federation era cottage, and link the existing home with the sweeping Jacaranda tree outside.

Anita and Andrew of Panov Scott Architects introduced a new ‘third space’, that references the history of the site, and offers a new way of engaging with the landscape.

12th December, 2019

The Jac house by Panov Scott Architects. Photo – Brett Boardman.

That spectacular Jacaranda tree! Photo – Brett Boardman.

The new addition welcomes natural light and views of the garden into the home. Photo – Brett Boardman.

Bathed in light! Photo – Brett Boardman.

Encouraging indoor/outdoor living. Photo – Brett Boardman.

Kitchen details. Photo – Brett Boardman.

The hallway linking the old and the new. Photo – Brett Boardman.

Spacious living. Photo – Brett Boardman.

Framing the Jacaranda! Photo – Brett Boardman.

A subdued gentle palette. Photo – Brett Boardman.

A pop of lilac framed in the upper window. Photo – Brett Boardman.

Stairs to the sky! Photo – Brett Boardman.

Plenty of room for entertaining! Photo – Brett Boardman.

Miriam McGarry
Thursday 12th December 2019

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!

 

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