Brisbane Open House 2019
Peakaboo House is a quirky architectural marvel that was designed to cater for multi-generational families and is one of Brisbane Open House 2019's must-visits.
The residential dwelling in Mt Gravatt is split into 3 pavilions of varying uses, with each pavilion cleverly connected at varying levels, enticing the inhabitants with the previously forgotten, outdoors. Through an internal private courtyard, this void creates a theatrical village-like feel, as you experience users moving between the spaces. The final built form of the new extension, which wraps around the existing house, is a provocative interpretation of what residential architecture can achieve. It has created a greater sense of community engagement with neighbours and passersby on the daily, reinvigorating the somewhat conservative pocket, in Brisbane.
Having moved from bustling inner city Paddington in the early 90’s, the owners settled on this sizeable corner block, drawn in by its accessible location and abundance of yard space to bring up a small family. Just as Brisbane continued to grow over the years, so did the family, and so did the house. The functions of a big backyard to play, run and to ride a bike, had been fulfilled, and the busy lives of the maturing family were beginning to take a toll on their once kept and pristine yard space. Additions, alterations and updates, were only sporadic fixes over the years, to a dilemma the clients’ were unable to solve. Luckily for them, their daughter Chloe and her partner, Joel had started working together, running their own architectural practice, and had just come off the back of a successful new build completed in 2015, and Chloe’s parents entrusted them with new life and purpose to the 1970s house.
Need to know - There are guided tours available throughout the day. Register on arrival. No heels to be worn. This house is a good one for children to visit. Refreshments will be available.
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10 Donfern St
Oct 12-13 8am-7pm