as an exception to post-modern suburban renovation, the charm of the exotic remained here.
aside from the obvious interior geometrics; the more awkward spaces were joined with a vaulted roof while separated by levels, the small site was treated as a unit, from entrance to pool to walled garden turret.
the disturbingly prominent chimneypiece actually provides a welcoming dimension against the bland upper storey addition.
the colour, a pasty blueish grey, becomes a refreshing complement to the outlandishly moorish modernism while strange little details testify to the fact that this was also the architect couple’s residence, complete with the tell-tale built-ins so typical of the time.