Architect Prineas chose Breezway louvre windows to allow light inside the modified living spaces of a Grand Victorian terrace home in Newtown, New South Wales.

Several alterations were carried out by the architect in the gracious 1890s terrace house including the extension of the living area at the garden level with the addition of a two-storey space to extend the living area as well as connect multiple levels of the house to the garden. New additions to the property also included a garage at the rear of the house as well as a studio/granny flat above.

Breezway louvre windows were installed high up above the living room to allow natural light into the room while creating a sense of space for the occupants. The bathroom to the studio is also naturally lit by a skylight and Breezway louvres with glass blades. The louvre windows can be opened to allow built-up steam and moisture from the bathroom to dissipate quickly.

This project was listed as one of ‘Australia’s ten best houses of 2016’ by Domain.

Image: Natural light can be maximised when using Breezway louvres up high (Photographer: Chris Warnes)