Ballarat Barn house

A shingle clad barn is the perfect living pavilllion for this Ballarat home. With three children growing up fast, the clients were ready to extend their home, and open it up to their generous north facing backyard. Being a sporty family, they also wanted to incorporate a generous garage big enough for all their outdoor gear, as well as housing a teenager loft space at the top. The clients asked Eliza Blair Architecture for a deisgn that respected the original heritage home, and were keen to explore a pitched roof and textured materials. A mature silver birch tree needed to be retained, with the design working around the tree.
The design centres around the existing mature silver birch tree. Two barn pavillions are arranged around this tree, one containing the new kitchen, dining and living area, and the other containing the garage , shed and carport. With the benefit of a wide north facing block, the addition has a full width wall of glazing to capture the views of the garden and that special tree. The shingles and timber cladding combine to add texture and layers, distinguishing the addition from the original weatherboard home.
This home over time aims to transform the way the family live, helping them celebrate that special tree and the simple joys of family life.

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