WM       Winwood Mckenzie


Daylesford House

Daylesford House is a home for a young family that moved away from the city some years ago to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle in Daylesford.

The client requested internal works to the existing part of the house that would maintain the period features and detailing whilst considering the requirements of a contemporary family home with a new addition.

In conjunction with the more private areas at the front of the house, an extension replaces a dilapadated and  dysfunctional lean-to.  A new open plan kitchen, dining and living space are arranged around an outdoor area that takes in the views of a large existing tree. The modest size of the extension allows ample space for our clients to enjoy a landscape that supports the local ecosystem.

A separate nook has been nested above the new laundry – creating a flexible space for the family with sleepovers, study and working from home arrangements all potentially facilitated through in the multipurpose mezzanine with views over the hillside.

Location: Dja Dja Wurrung

Type: Alterations and Additions

Year:  2021 –

Team: James Cosgrave, Thom Mckenzie