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January 14, 2015
A pre-WWII bungalow in Victoria, Australia is now a bold experiment in indoor-outdoor living.
Cut Paw Paw house in Australia with indoor-outdoor balance

In their renovation, Andrew Maynard Architects decided to leave the structure deliberately incomplete. The existing bungalow transitions into an empty frame that houses an open-air corridor.

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Cut Paw Paw house in Australia with glass door separating indoors and outdoors

A steel-framed, bi-fold door system by Skyrange Engineering separates the edge of the house from the outdoor area.

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Cut Paw Paw house in Australia with pre-war bungalow

The front portion of the structure, which contains the existing bungalow, houses the bedroom, kitchen, and dining area.

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Cut Paw Paw house in Australia with garden and bathtub

The outdoor area features an Apaiser tub. Opposite the house, on the other end of the garden, sits a music studio. "We are aiming to have the garden and house flow into each other,” says resident Michelle.

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Cut Paw Paw house dining room in Australia

The dining room features a custom table and a Hive Kris-Kros hanging lamp. 

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Cut Paw Paw house kitchen in Australia

The kitchen features a white stone countertop from Stone Italiana and Hoop Pine plywood cabinets. The cooktop is Bosch, the oven is from Ariston, and the refrigerator is Samsung.

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Cut Paw Paw house bedroom with sliding doors

Three plywood veneer sliding doors separate the bedroom from the hallway.

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Cut Paw Paw house original exterior

The original facade has been maintained.

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Cut Paw Paw house in Australia with indoor-outdoor balance

In their renovation, Andrew Maynard Architects decided to leave the structure deliberately incomplete. The existing bungalow transitions into an empty frame that houses an open-air corridor.

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