In Freshwater Art House we have curated a series of interlocking cubic volumes for living and for the making and displaying of art. Mezzanines and stepped floor levels spill down from the existing house into the garden and parkland beyond. Spaces are distilled with an idea that you could set up anywhere and create.
In response to the ubiquitous knock down and rebuild, this project celebrates the existing, much loved, 1928 timber bungalow by retaining it in its entirety. The rear rooms act as platforms to view and access the new work. The original external façade becomes the interior of the new spaces.
New work is joyously stitched using complimentary materials and nostalgic polychromatic colour. Stairs create a spiral circulation system connecting various levels and spaces culminating in a covered terrace with sculptural brick and stucco parrilla and an art tower above the kitchen overlooking the garden and park.