New meets old in this contemporary renovation
Published on 15 Aug 2014
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There's a clear juxtaposition between old and new in this renovation project. Architect Evelyn McNamara talks about the contemporary expression of the new addition, and relates this back to the original architecture
Extending an older home often presents a conundrum -- do you retain the character of the existing house, or do you opt for a more contemporary expression? There was no argument about which way this project would go -- the addition contrasts the original in every possible way to signal a clear separation between old and new. Architect Evelyn McNamara says the existing house had a very small living area, and there was plenty of space to push this out towards the sunny rear lawn.