MishMash at Williamstown

 

20108004401pio07121215A humble, wooden Californian Bungalow, circa 1930 has had a false front in the Georgian / Victorian style attached to one section of the building. The effect is one of disunity and disharmony. How can such a mishmash be transformed? One answer lies in a combination of structural work, within a simple garden framework (below).20108004401pio07121215

A masonry garage has been added aligning with the Victoria front. Both the garage and house have been rendered and shutters were added to give the frontage a Mediterranean feel. An entry niche was thus formed and the bungalow frontage was screened with lattice and climbing plants. Two Jacaranda trees flank the entry pathway, underplanted with Mondo grass. Low planter boxes under the windows are filled with colourful and hardy plants. The frontage now has a unified and inviting appeal.

The house plan

 

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