Monday, August 31, 2009

another modern monster finished

this one was a big one. alterations and a 3 level addition to an existing heritage listed house.. or alts & adds if you want it in archi talk. this was one of my projects under construction when i left to become a mummy and it's only just finished now. an 18 month construction program gives you an idea of how involved this one was. the clients are awesome people.. really positive & fun to work with. one of the clients would joke in early design meetings that he wanted to come home from work, run down the hall after he started stripping off from the front door, hit the remote to open the big glass garage style door that opens up over the pool and jump in! i couldn't make it to the final drinks today before the builder officially handed over to the client, but my old boss was nice enough to email through some photos. the photos (not the best quality i know) i've posted are a mix from today and over the construction period. lots of lovely spaces for lovely people. 


8 comments:

  1. Super kk ... mirka and daddy are so proud! :)

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  2. hey captain, well done! big project alright....my whole cottage would fit into their kitchen - ok, slight exaggeration!! but you know, it's pretty big. a quick q; that basement section that has the window looking onto the pool, how is that room being used? is it the dining room? or is it a space for outdoor functions? x

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  3. hello :) the basement is basically one big rumpus/ movie room with a bar at one end (which you can just see in the photo) with a tall timber table and stools to sit around. there is also an awesome climate controlled cellar off the main space. the client would joke that she plans to send her hubby and young boys down there to hang out so she could have the run of the rest of the house! how fun would it be as a kid to be able to swim up to the pool window and wave to mum & dad through the glass though.. no doubt a lot of future blowfish faces to come :)

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  4. lets hope they stick to blowfish faces not white whales ;)
    looks like beautiful job kk congrats!! the holy triangle (or grail) of architecture - great design, great clients and great builders - not easy to come by!!! lulu x

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  5. Wow kate this is awesome! Like a human aquarium... :)

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  6. hheeeey Captain KK! LOVE your work! Where is this place?

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  7. albert park.. you would never know the modern monster existed from the street.. just looks like yet another beautiful brick heritage house in albert park.

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  8. WOooow so posh. Swoon. Underwater window!!?? Amazing. Is the rest of their house beautiful too? I am scouting for homes to shoot for editorial (doing some freelance styling for a couple of Sydney mags) xxx

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