"Kennedy Nolan’s reworking of this previously renovated house (late
Edwardian and then 80s) respects its site and context with an elegantly
united architectural solution to the classic ‘alts ‘n’ adds’ challenge,
embraces it through multi-level and multi-directional connection with
the landscape, filters it through carefully placed screening elements
and generates a singular architectural gesture out of a tripartite group
of potentially unengaged elements...
...These architects have reduced
the previous anomalies, and introduced strong guiding principles for
the building that are robust enough to ensure that the line between new
and old is difficult to identify. They answer the question of how to
contribute well to the suburbs by doing precisely what Boyd expected of
them – in order to densify the suburbs, you must make better use of the
space, efficiently and more pleasurably".