Art House & Studio

Zen Architects

The original residence had been left in a state of disrepair over the last 50 years and without heritage or planning protections was destined for demolition having been sold with a building report recommending as such. Art House began as an exploration in restoration, re-use and recycling through the use of natural, local materials re-imagined by local craftsmanship.
Priority was given to retaining the character of the original Victorian residence. External weatherboards and Victorian detailing remained in-situ, Baltic pine floorboards, skirting boards, architraves, doors and windows were retained and re-used. The walls, floor and ceiling were all heavily insulated and existing windows re-glazed, elevating the residence to exceed current standards.

Photography: Emma Cross