Location: Hackett, ACT, Australia
Status: In progress
Hackett House is a single story addition of an existing suburban dwelling for a young family in Hackett, Canberra. The project is designed to cater to the dynamic indoor/outdoor lifestyle desired by the family. By understanding the introverted nature of the existing home, the new addition is free to become the extrovert and fully engage with the outdoor space of the property. The line of an ellipse is drawn over the site, encompassing both indoor and outdoor space. The existing home houses 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a reading room, kitchenette/laundry and garage. The new addition houses a large open plan living area with kitchen and dining space with views north across a grass patio framed by the garden. A large storage/joinery element seperates a master bedroom and generous ensuite from the living area.