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Airy Ellena Street House by Base Architecture


Gallery featuring images of a home renovation and addition in Brisbane, Australia, by Base Architecture.

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The Ellena Street project is a powerful renovation and extension of an existing Queenslander home in Brisbane, Australia, by Base Architecture.

The original structure is left mainly intact, with the renovations done throughout the interior, including fresh hardwood flooring throughout. The majority of the work is seen on the back side of the home, with a large extension opening up the living room and kitchen spaces toward a sheltered patio space.

New dark wood flooring visually blends the addition with the home interior, while white and natural wood paneled walls grant a fresh element to the surroundings.

The enclosed patio is fully roofed, with dark wood exterior holding natural wood slats on the backyard facing side. A series of large white louvered panels on the side allow sunlight and fresh air through.

Combined with large sliding and folding glass panels in the kitchen and living room, respectively, this opens the home and blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor space when fully retracted. The entire home features a thoroughly updated, modern look with the work Base Architecture put in, yet from street side, the home retains its classical look.

The rear facade was greatly expanded, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces with this sheltered patio style room and large sliding/folding glass openings.

The rear facade was greatly expanded, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces with this sheltered patio style room and large sliding/folding glass openings.

The patio space creates visual continuity with its natural hardwood flooring and white interior walls. With sliding glass panels open, the transition from fully indoors to outdoors is seamless.

The patio space creates visual continuity with its natural hardwood flooring and white interior walls. With sliding glass panels open, the transition from fully indoors to outdoors is seamless.

Within the patio space, we see a naturally faded wood dining set, with white louver panels at right. Kitchen is seen beyond sliding wood frame window.

Within the patio space, we see a naturally faded wood dining set, with white louver panels at right. Kitchen is seen beyond sliding wood frame window.

Looking outward across the glossy white countertops of the kitchen, we see the view outdoors in transition, partially obscured by the open-design patio space. An array of wood panels aid the open louvers in exposing natural light throughout.

Looking outward across the glossy white countertops of the kitchen, we see the view outdoors in transition, partially obscured by the open-design patio space. An array of wood panels aid the open louvers in exposing natural light throughout.

From the living room, we see an equal view of the kitchen and patio. Black wood and white countertops aid in the high contrast interior, with louvered glass windows at left, while natural wood and white panels fill the patio view.

From the living room, we see an equal view of the kitchen and patio. Black wood and white countertops aid in the high contrast interior, with louvered glass windows at left, while natural wood and white panels fill the patio view.

The large sliding kitchen window is set off to the side here, creating a greenhouse effect for the side garden view. This open space allows for food settings to be passed through.

The large sliding kitchen window is set off to the side here, creating a greenhouse effect for the side garden view. This open space allows for food settings to be passed through.

The entire patio space features a range of natural wood tones, from the window frames, to the weather worn table, to the fresh natural wood stool in foreground. With the window only partially retracted we still see through into the kitchen.

The entire patio space features a range of natural wood tones, from the window frames, to the weather worn table, to the fresh natural wood stool in foreground. With the window only partially retracted we still see through into the kitchen.

The white louvers allow for garden views and plentiful fresh air to pass into the patio and through the home interior.

The white louvers allow for garden views and plentiful fresh air to pass into the patio and through the home interior.

Wider view showcases the myriad options for natural lighting and fresh air, via glass louvers in the kitchen, large sliding glass panels, and the white wood louvers at right in their wide open position. Natural hardwood and white panels feature throughout.

Wider view showcases the myriad options for natural lighting and fresh air, via glass louvers in the kitchen, large sliding glass panels, and the white wood louvers at right in their wide open position. Natural hardwood and white panels feature throughout.

The interior features natural hardwood spread throughout, from flooring to shelving to door and window frames. This staircase features cabinetry and shelving built in, with the glass front door seen at left.

The interior features natural hardwood spread throughout, from flooring to shelving to door and window frames. This staircase features cabinetry and shelving built in, with the glass front door seen at left.

The main living room, awash in natural hardwood flooring, stands with all-white walls above the staircase. Ornate wood carved sofa stands at left.

The main living room, awash in natural hardwood flooring, stands with all-white walls above the staircase. Ornate wood carved sofa stands at left.

The upper floor bathroom, in grey tile and white, features a pedestal tub and dual vessel sink vanity, with another set of white louvered windows.

The upper floor bathroom, in grey tile and white, features a pedestal tub and dual vessel sink vanity, with another set of white louvered windows.

From the street, the home is unassumingly traditional in the Queenslander style, with a slatted gate wrapping the yard.

From the street, the home is unassumingly traditional in the Queenslander style, with a slatted gate wrapping the yard.

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