High View – Farnham

The brief was to recycle the mid-century bungalow and maximise it’s fantastic hill top location. By replacing the low-pitched tiled roof with a well insulated flat roof, the internal spaces all enjoy high ceilings and tall windows with an outlook over the wooded valley. The vast majority of the structure was maintained, then extended to create 300sqm of accommodation. The owners enjoy naturally light filled rooms and tree top views from all the principal spaces. The internal circulation is improved with a rhythm of five rooflights running the length of the house.

Externally the house is clad in timber with a contrasting central taller section of white render. The feature flat roof overhangs the southern elevation to provide shade from the summer sun. The house is unrecognisable from its original form, yet the fabric has been recycled to create a sustainable home.


Waverley BC Design Awards 2023 – Highly commended in the ‘Alterations’ category.


‘We couldn’t be happier with Kate’s architectural vision for the conversion of our house from a tired 70’s bungalow into a wonderful, award winning, modern building, bathed in light and blessed with beautiful views from it’s floor to ceiling windows. Kate’s ingenuity and creativity at the design stage of our house are something we feel grateful for every day because we absolutely love where we live!’

Hugh and Carrie Goldsmith, High View