Hazelwood Park House

Hazelwood Park House is an authentic 1960s gem. In an area rapidly filling with reproduction Tuscan villas it’s even more valuable.

The brief was to create a relaxed, welcoming, friendly family home. We achieved this via easy-care materials and a sense of permanence via terrazzo and crazy-paving and increasing views and physical links to both front and back yards and the neighbourhood, wherever possible.

The footprint increase of the extension was only an additional 30 square metres, but we took this as an opportunity to reconfigure the existing exterior laundry, kitchen and living areas, adding a bathroom and study/bedroom.

Introducing a central corridor from the existing front door a new curved wall beckons you in, then exiting the corridor you are in a new light-filled, open-plan living area with the ceiling soaring above you following the new zincalume roof that replaced the heave, ageing tiled roof.

Spatial planning has deliberately concealed and revealed elements of this house. The study/fourth bedroom can be part of the living space for homework or closed completely for guests, the door to the laundry magically conceals washing. Concealed cupboards in the family room open to a secret, lower-level den which has been created out of the bones of the old carport.

Exterior materials celebrate the 1960s, including a custom designed pool fencing, crazy paving and an abundance of the client’s existing succulents. In addition, we added basalt tiles, timber decking and a concrete privacy screen to connect the inside and outside living areas. The carport at the front of the home creates dappled shade and is lowered into the site to retain an unobstructed view from the front deck.