Surrey Hills Master Plan
This project was for a revised master plan for a home in the Melbourne eastern suburb of Surrey Hills. The clients had recently acquired the house, which was ripe for a renovation and some love.
The Problems – The existing home had poor planning. Two of the bedrooms were off a living space. The kitchen had no windows, due to it being centrally located. Access to the rear of the house was through a maze of rooms. The added challenged were the low ceiling height in particular rooms.
The Solution – Firstly, we divided the house into two zones; with the living areas placed to the rear with strong access to the existing outdoor decks and garden. The circulation was improved by introducing a corridor that connected the main entrance to the rear living zones. The master bedroom was relocated and was given a generous walk-in-robe and ensuite. The low ceiling heights to particular rooms were addressed by converting these areas to secondary rooms; i.e. bathrooms, walk-in-robe etc.
The Advantages – The new proposed layout has improved circulation. The quiet zones – the bedrooms & study – are now located away from the living areas. All living areas now have a connection to the decking and rear garden. Overall the house is now functional and much more inviting.
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