Residential ArchitectureRenovation ProjectsHendra House, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

Hendra House, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

Hendra House, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

Project Name: Hendra House
Project Type: Residential Extension & Refurbishment
Architects: Wrightson Stewart
Services: Concept Design, Design Development, Documentation, Building Design
Project Team: Ian Wrightson, Steven Stewart, Sheena Hanks, Ryan Chapman, Chloe Kelly
Collaborators: Barbara Bailey (Architect); JCW Builders (Builder)
Styling: Lynda Owen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Area: 250m²
Date: 2020
Photography: Kylie Hood

Hendra House consists of the original Post-War structure, a contemporary extension and a walkway that eases the transition between old and new.

Hendra House, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

There is a strong geometry to the floor plan that encourages multiplicity of function. This dictated by its bold angles and the way in which the two main structures interact, creating a clear understanding of ‘zoning’ that also manages to keep the clutter of family life under control.

kitchen, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

The kid’s zone is housed within the original structure, with parents retreat and communal living in the extension. A transparent walkway allows connection to both zones and the streetscape, featuring a joinery unit that encourages exploration on the journey between zones.

kitchen, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

A simple finishes palette reflects the architecture. Terracotta references the heritage of the area in a unconventional way that is both nostalgic and uniquely Brisbane.

dining area, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

The various apertures and openings draw glimpses of the surrounding terracotta roof lines into the interiors.

Hendra House, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

The kitchen island, clad in terracotta, continues this thread, finding inspiration from the Arts and Crafts movement and its philosophy of modest form and craftsmanship.

home office, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

interiors, living area, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

bedroom, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

bathroom, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

Hendra House, Brisbane / Wrightson Stewart

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