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A passion for entertaining and mid-century design drove the transformation of a tired 1940's Menora home into a hub for family and friends.


To create the lifestyle-enhancing addition at the rear, the old kitchen and a lean-to were knocked down and a wall removed to open up the home from front to back.

Cedar-framed windows and sliding doors now flood the kitchen, dining and living areas with light and help define the modernist vibe of the extension.


The change from black fibre-cement cladding to concrete and cedar marks the transition between the home’s old and new sections.


Filled with Mid-century furniture, ceramics and artworks collected over many years, these new spaces overlook the backyard and bask in northern sunshine.


Contributing to that warmth is the thermal mass of honed concrete flooring and Bacic Group’s innovative bWall insulated concrete walls, a cost-effective and time-saving solution used to construct the entire rear addition as well as the swimming pool and boundary walls.


Beyond the social areas, the home opens up to a large, covered entertaining space and deck, which look out to the pool and landscaped grounds


Entertaining and a smooth indoor-outdoor connection were the focus of this rear extension.


The owners’ love of Mid-century design – combined with a fondness for concrete and the use of timber as seen in iconic 1960s and ’70s Perth homes by architect Iwan Iwanoff – also drove the choice of architect and builder: Klopper & Davis Architects and Bacic Group.

Extract from House & Garden Magazine : JULY 2018



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