Tarragindi Crepe Myrtle House
This modest renovation to a tiny post war home in Tarragindi, made clever use of space, by opening up living areas to a new deck and views of a beautiful crepe myrtle tree, the centerpiece of the garden. This allowed the house to ‘borrow’ space from the outdoors, making it feel much more spacious than it is.
A new bathroom was created with dual entry to act as both an ensuite to the main bedroom, and also the main bathroom for the house. This made for flexible use of the minimal floor area.
The existing house was lined almost entirely in plywood, which was not unusual for the post war period, when materials were scarce and alternative ‘cheap’ materials were used in place of the more common asbestos sheeting. The use of plywood has been continued through, in the design of all the joinery in the house.