Hunters Hill is another exploration in TERROIR’s approach to residential work and in particular alternations and additions. Our advice to the client from the first meeting was to build as little as possible thus minimising budget, risk and to minimise material use. The brief requirements were met via specific design interventions rather than the production of more space.
The house fronts the street via a stone building from the 1830s onto which an extension was located and updated in the 1980s. This extension, while not ideal from an architectural perspective, nevertheless existed in place and provided sufficient volume within which transformations could be made. The new work then consists of a series of small moves to provide appropriate living spaces, and storage for a growing family.
Photography by Brett Boardman