Situated on a uniquely rhomboid block amid a network of laneways and a popular bike path, Gable House cuts a distinctive sculptural profile.
A play on the form of the house’s prominent gabled roof, the new extension peeks from behind the original, clad continuously from wall to roof in ribbed white metal to echo the period weatherboard frontage.
Inside, the gabled central mass makes for an expansive volume. The transition between old and new is not easily discernible within, though original fireplaces provide a clue to the heritage of the property. With a spatial plan based on axes of vistas, the family living here is openly, tangibly connected to the street giving onlookers a sense of the comings and goings of its inhabitants.
All bedrooms open into a garden, encouraging a natural affinity with the outdoors – a priority for the client. Outside, each space emerging from the house’s angular orientation on the block performs a different function for the family, including lawns for the children, an edible garden, a chicken coop and a landscaped contemplation area.
Gable House provides a complete and characterful home experience, the result being a bespoke realisation of this young family’s ideal domestic life.