Modern Timber-Clad Addition to an Rural Victorian Dwelling

Limerick House, Modern Timber-Clad Addition

Project: Limerick House / Modern Timber-Clad Addition
Architects: Solomon Troup Architects
Lead Architects: Lachlan Troup, Beth Solomon
Location: Eganstown, Victoria, Australia
Area: 195.0 m2
Year 2017
Photography: Tatjana Plitt

Limerick House is a modern timber-clad addition to an existing dwelling on a rural Victorian property. The new addition orientates the home towards the expansive country hillside views, providing a connection to its surrounds not evident in the existing dwelling.

Modern Timber-Clad Addition, Limerick House, Solomon Troup Architects

“The form of the addition was inspired by the dilapidated timber shearing sheds that inhabit the local area.” said Solomon Troup

Solomon Troup Architects, addition to Victorian house

The exterior of the addition is clad entirely in spotted gum decking boards, stained black to enhance the resemblance the materiality of the dilapidated shearing sheds. The aging of the timber as it silvers off will further enhance this resemblance.

Solomon Troup Architects, interior design

Silvertop ash lining boards were used extensively internally to contrast the dark, timber clad exterior, and to encourage the traditional notion of a warm winter weekend cabin.

Solomon Troup Architects, kitchen, interior design

The gabled form of the addition responds to the existing pitched roofs of the existing house. The new modern timber-clad addition has the same dimensions and shape as the existing three railway cottages used to build the existing house, but is sloped on the eastern boundary to create a doorway, used to link the house to another existing house on the property.

 weekend cabin, interiors, Solomon Troup Architects

wood, interiors, cabin, Solomon Troup Architects

Solomon Troup Architects, addition to an existing dwelling

addition to an existing dwelling

Modern Timber-Clad Addition, Limerick House, outdoor

wood cabin, Solomon Troup Architects

Solomon Troup Architects, Limerick House, Modern Timber-Clad Addition

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