With the original house – a 1909 Queenslander – almost lost to years of insensitive adaptation, this project tells a story of repair. Vokes and Peters emptied the plan by removing all interventions and recalibrating the structure into a variety of spaces that both honour the home’s heritage and meet the practicalities of modern life. A concrete plinth and cloister ground the new communal family spaces and link the original interior with the garden, reclaiming the ground and the sky. A work of rich composition, Teneriffe House bespeaks a mature narrative of domesticity and city-making.
Teneriffe House is located in Teneriffe, Queensland, and built on the land of the Yugara and Turrbal people.
For more coverage, read Katelin Butler’s review from Houses 128.
- Vokes and Peters
- Project Team
- Stuart Vokes, Aaron Peters (design architects), Emma Denman, Christopher Skinner (graduates of architecture)
Building Certification Consultants
Engineer Greg Killen
Hydraulic consultant Greg Hamilton
Land surveyor Landmark Surveys
- Site details
Type Alts and adds, Houses, Residential
- Project Details