- John and Drew
- Birchgrove, NSW
- Brian Zulaikha, Scott Lester. Photos by Patrick Bingham-Hall
A new pavilion containing a glass kitchen was added to the back of a grand, handsome but neglected Victorian House in the inner west of Sydney.
It is conceived as a linear room addressing the garden. The scenario is a wonderful long dining table set formally on the grass â€“ the guests usually including at least one celebrity chef (Tony Bilson and Tetsuya Wakuda were consulted on the equipment) and the show on offer being the theatre of preparation of the meal.
The room is a simple glazed element. The details are careful, meeting without matching the existing house. A strict requirement was to preserve a number of plants along the kitchenâ€™s garden wall, requiring the glazing to subtly shift to miss the roots.