DAVIS HOUSE - FRASER STREETTransitional Exterior, Hamilton
photo by amanda aitken
front courtyard looking into entrance
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Cons of shinglesWood shingles are a fire hazard and some local Australian governments restrict their use.Read about this house
Keeping the mid-century pitched roof of the house, Davis has renovated the facade with columns and a close-gabled roof. The shingles are common to the style of both the original bungalow and mid-century aesthetic, and now bring a dose of Cape Cod-style to the house.Plaster columns and a carport have been added to one side, which create a rhythm of geometric shapes that are repeated through the house and garden. Take a tour of this house
With the oversized lattice over the front door and the added heft of white beams and columns, Davis made sense of the messed-about proportions of the old house, creating a pleasing symmetry and a welcoming porch for visitors arriving down the front path.