Solid House

Reclamation of ground level unused built space beneath an existing residence has converted this raised single level 1972 bunker into a stunning family home. Working within the original, we excavated to create a new living level, situating new bedrooms on the upper level. Black steel insertions pop out of existing structure to create a two storey entry void and bedroom pods for the children. Masterful reconfiguration of existing spaces pushes every square cm to work hard; with no corridors, the house is larger than it looks with powder room and private studies both upstairs and downstairs concealed behind paneling. A pool sits at eye level from the kitchen and is the tranquil outlook from the master bedroom.

Client comment: “Coy and Yiontis took the best elements of our mid 1970s home and magnified its potential, making the most of the entire block while integrating the inside with the outside. It is a joy to come home to. We can sit together in peace downstairs while the kids play upstairs, we can cook in the kitchen while keeping an eye on the kids swimming and playing outside. While we all have our own spaces to retreat to, the design enables us to effortlessly come together as well.”

Completed December 2018

Photographer Peter Clarke

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Reclamation of ground level unused built space beneath an existing residence has converted this raised single level 1972 bunker into a stunning family home. Working within the original, we excavated to create a new living level, situating new bedrooms on the upper level. Black steel insertions pop out of existing structure to create a two storey entry void and bedroom pods for the children. Masterful reconfiguration of existing spaces pushes every square cm to work hard; with no corridors, the house is larger than it looks with powder room and private studies both upstairs and downstairs concealed behind paneling. A pool sits at eye level from the kitchen and is the tranquil outlook from the master bedroom.

Client comment: “Coy and Yiontis took the best elements of our mid 1970s home and magnified its potential, making the most of the entire block while integrating the inside with the outside. It is a joy to come home to. We can sit together in peace downstairs while the kids play upstairs, we can cook in the kitchen while keeping an eye on the kids swimming and playing outside. While we all have our own spaces to retreat to, the design enables us to effortlessly come together as well.”

Completed December 2018

Photographer Peter Clarke