Hawthorn Studio

The studio was built in c.1890’s and was originally used as a dance studio, and later as a community theatre. In the 1980’s it was still being used as a theatre by The Kenwood Players, painted out black inside. It was subsequently used as an artist’s studio and later converted to become a studio apartment.

The studio has now been extended and adapted as a family home.

This project involves the addition of an upper storey extension and minor ground floor alterations.

The new upper storey addition contains a single bedroom, W.I.R. and ensuite built in light weight weatherboard clad stud walls to match the original materials and built form. The upper bedroom is built over the existing bedrooms below, allowing for retention of the very iconic and important forms of the dining and living Spaces, which still are reminiscent of the theatre. The space retained has wagon ceilings of timber lining boards, walls of pressed metal and timber lining to dado height, and the stage platform still present.

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