The Thornbury House, as featured on Australia's Best Houses and numerous Architectural websites across the world is a traditional dwelling with a contemporary extension. The Owner and designer Matthew Duignan from Mesh Designs lives in an area with many early century homes, decided to keep some of the old features of the house while adding also a feel of contemporary. Modern aesthetic became an important issue, so, in order to obtain a harmonic blend of old and new. Mesh Design, collaborated with Form2 to execute the house extension.
Defined by functionality, the new addition was designed with sustainability in mind (using many principles of passive solar design). The exterior, entirely wrapped in timber, looks very natural and coquette.“The north facing design encompasses the kitchen as the hub, with a large island bench plus more formal dining area and has copious natural light. The living area to the east protected from the sun and the play area for our small children with a recessed fish tank in the wall surrounded by hidden storage cupboards.”