The extension and refurbishment of an existing home in McKinnon. Our aim was to provide a design that sensitively engages with the existing 60’s era house while providing new open plan contemporary living spaces downstairs and a new bedroom wing upstairs. A double height void draws north light into the ground floor and contains a floating staircase engineered in concealed steel stringers and solid sections of spotted gum. The new addition is clad in ship lapped grey ironbark stained to match the dark tones of the existing fascia boards.