Longview Avenue Garden Room



Longview Avenue Garden Room


In creating a new living space and updated interior to a 1950s house in Sandy Bay, this project seeks to work within the strategies set by the architect and original owner – Edith Emery.

The original house possesses a strong architectural character, and the relationships to materials, gardens and the wider region of the city are all important factors in the new work.

The first move carries the existing stepping brick foundation further up into the rear garden, to create a new indoor and outdoor living platform, upon which a white timber-framed addition is made – referencing the original strategy of white painted openings elsewhere. The addition is kept low to preserve the original roof line and reduce the mass of the extension into the garden.

Internally, new joinery elements are made of stained Tasmanian oak and blackwood, and detailed to acknowledge the texture of the original house.


Taylor and Hinds Architects

Practice Team

Design architect – Mat Hinds

Design architect – Poppy Taylor

Graduate of architecture – Jordan Davis


Principal builder – Dean Scurrah

Builder – Dean Scurrah Building

Photographer – Adam Gibson





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