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Avalon Parade, Avalon

This apricot-veneer 1960 double-brick and tile home was bland, cramped, tired and old. 

It faced the road north-east with a hill behind, with no consideration given to the solar aspect or prevailing winds.  Budget constraints meant that 90% of the original home had to remain.


The final design is a modern home with enticing tropical features.  The design captures the diurnal upward and downward airflows creating a naturally cool space, with the use of louvers set in western red cedar frames, and a large vented Balinese-style roof over the veranda.


Improvements include new windows, kitchen and bathrooms, and increased floor space through "harvested" wasted space and extended bath and bedrooms.  

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