PHILIP STEJSKAL ARCHITECTURE
STUDIO: 391 CANNING HIGHWAY, PALMYRA WA 6157
CONTACT: +61 (0) 401 727 405
RULE STREET HOUSE, NORTH FREMANTLE
2017 - 2020 (COMPLETE)
Project Team: Claire Ward, Philip Stejskal
Builder: Capozzi Constructions
Building Photography: Jack Lovel
Model Photography: PSA
A project comprising a further addition to a previously extended home, with the aim of accommodating all sleeping quarters upstairs, freeing up the ground floor for relaxed and communal living.
The previous extension (early 00s) added a living and kitchen to the rear of an early 1900's masonry cottage, with a new master bedroom suite on top.
Our role was to add the kids' bedrooms atop a new enclosed garage, all within the rigid height limitations of the area, which stipulated a maximum 4m wall height facing the street.
The result was a stepped plan for the new bedroom insertion, along with a heavily chamfered roof form to come within the permissible envelope.
The kitchen extension echoes the formal language of the bedroom addition. Both additions present to the existing garden with a timber facade.
The challenge of this project was to create a new addition that would be legible as such, yet work in with the eclectic nature of prior works somewhat amiably.