Wooloowin Tea House

Inspired by the clients' fondness for Japan, this free-standing "tea house" steps down to the garden. Separation of the new structure maintains daylight and winter sun into the kitchen and avoided any alterations to the existing house.

Budget $80K  Built $63,400
Completed 2012

New work 35sqm

Builder Oliver Bergel

Sustainable features:

  • Durable ironbark framing and trims
  • Roof sized and pitched for future photovoltaics
  • Insulated roof and ceiling fan for summer comfort
  • Adjustable blinds for solar control and privacy