Black Ribbon House, Brisbane Home, QLD Residence, Australian Architecture, Building Photos

Black Ribbon House in Brisbane

9 Mar 2021

Black Ribbon House

Architecture: Studio 15b

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Black Ribbon House Brisbane

This one hundred year old Queenslander home was last seriously renovated in the 1970’s and was in much need of expansion for this growing family. The clients had lived in the home for many years, so knew the house and site well. They loved living in the street and saw the value in a complete renovation that would service their needs for the long term. Raising the existing home allowed for expansion while minimising the footprint on this small lot site.

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One of the main goals was to design the home in a way that did not create the feeling of two separate houses – old and new. The new areas in Black Ribbon House needed to blend with the old retained fabric in a contemporary way. The existing house had original dark stained timber windows, doors and trims.

Contemporary Brisbane property

Studio 15b was drawn to these aspects and created a new dark timber feature wall that draws visitors through the home. Dark timber stairs also help to connect the old and new areas. Dark joinery elements were also included throughout the home, helping to tie the interiors together.

QLD Residence design by Studio 15b

The natural slope of the site to the rear was used advantageously to overcome the existing flood overlay with the rear of the home now above the flood level. The slope also allowed for a stepped lower level which created high ceilings to the kitchen, living and dining areas.

Black Ribbon House Brisbane

Black Ribbon House Brisbane

A 4.2m ceiling height was achieved in the living room which allowed for a striking wall of glass that overlooks the landscaped rear and pool. A double volume over the outdoor living area was possible by re-pitching and extending the existing rear roof.

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The rear elevation of this home is framed with black colorbond capping, giving its name – Black Ribbon House.

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Black Ribbon House in Brisbane, QLD – Building Information

Architecture, Interior Design: Studio 15b

Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 2

Black Ribbon House Brisbane

Black Ribbon House Brisbane

Photographs: Angus Martin

Black Ribbon House in Brisbane, Queensland images / information received 090321 from Studio 15b architects practice

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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