Orama – Original Outcome
The transformation of Victorian villa ‘Orama’ involved enhancing and expanding this historic house to accommodate the ever-changing needs of a evolving family.
This is the second collaboration between astute client and smart design studio, the result is a breathtaking and original home.
Built in two stages, the project commenced with addressing the beautifully-crafted elements of the original house, these where then refreshed with sensitively-chosen fittings and fixtures. The original villa houses bedrooms, bathrooms, formal living and study spaces.
The extension is a minimal contrast. Texture was created in the walls, light to the garden and pool. The contemporary wing in design, materials and build applied the same complexity of detail and craftsmanship that the original villa embraced.
Raw concrete, glass, dark steel, and zinc beautifully accompany the black-and-white scheme applied to the historic house.
Environmental Features Throughout
Hydronic floor heating and cooling, natural cross ventilation and an avoidance of air-conditioning, exploitation of good solar orientation, thermally massive construction and heat-exchange technology.
smart design studio project team:
William Smart, Lucy Bedbrook, Anita Panov
Geometra – Surveyor, Istruct – Structural Engineer, Tropman And Tropman – Heritage Architect, GSA Planning – Planner , QS Plus – Quantity Surveyor , Efficient Living – Basix, Building Certificates – Australia Certifier, Will Dangar Design – Landscape Architect
Photography: Sharrin Rees