Limerick House: Rural Victorian Home Gets a Timber Modern Extension

An old house that does not make the most of landscape it sits in and the scenery outside it sounds like an all too familiar story in the world of modern residential structures with some sense of historic past. But the Limerick House in Eganstown, Australia gives this familiar story a rustic and cozy twist as its new extension opens up the interior to the scenery outside even while blending in with the stoic Victorian home next to it. The form of the new addition with its gabled roof and overall dimension matches that of the original home and its three different blocks. Spotted gum decking boards that are stained in black are used to cover the exterior while lighter, silver oak boards take over on the inside.


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