Lilyfield HouseContemporary Deck, Sydney
The deck is an outdoor room with a high awning roof built over. This dramatic roof gives one the feeling of being outside under the sky and yet still sheltered from the rain. The awning roof is freestanding to allow hot summer air to escape and to simplify construction. The architect designed the kitchen as a sculpture. It is also very practical and makes the most out of economical materials.
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14. All switched upThere’s no rule that says you have to follow a linear layout with your indoor-outdoor benchtops, or even use the same surface material. Faced with insufficient space to install the fully fledged family kitchen they dreamt of indoors, the owners of this Lilyfield, NSW home chose to move a third of their kitchen (including storage and prep zones) outdoors. Allowing the site to dictate the best layout, they’ve opted for an L-shaped benchtop with contrasting surface materials for a relaxed, eclectic look.
You have the option to use your bench as a bar space for those nights when you are entertaining.
The back of the house completely opens to the backyard. While this style is common in Sydney, Broe decided to push the envelope and put a third of the kitchen outside. The laundry is also outside, under the bar top, which keeps it close to the clothesline. "We wanted to take it a step further and put the kitchen, the most active room in the house, on the threshold," Broe says. Folding door: Architectural Joinery