Swiss-Mexican Chalet in Australia
Photo: Ben Hosking
The existing house, located near Malmsbury, was originally a simple mud-brick cabin from the 1970s, crammed full of its extensive collection of objects, toys and artworks. The owner wanted not only more light in the house, but also more wall surfaces to accommodate his many curios. Perversi-Brooks Architects have redesigned the interior spaces and added a 10-m² glazed verandah, which faces north and offers space to sit and relax.
This new conservatory lets the light into the living spaces of the house and visually connects the house to the surrounding landscape. The old façade has been painted white, which creates an airier overall effect.