Hampton II House Interior
"We’re all familiar with the advantages of open plan living, where “a one for all and all for one” approach to family activities from cooking to television watching is meant to strengthen familial bonds. But the reality of having the dishwasher running at the same time as the television can be noisy and a source of irritation for some.
In their extension of a 1938 clinker brick home in Hampton, Australia, Kennedy Nolan avoided the pitfalls of a one room open plan extension by adding a central corridor to the back of the house with a study/guest bedroom on one end and a living room at the other. Light, airy, and open, the visual connections between the spaces remain but at the same time they feel distinctly separate".