Australian House & Garden
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Studio Prineas, Rushcutters Bay, NSW; (02) 9332 2006 or studioprineas.com.au. The addition of a rear deck was a non-negotiable when Eva-Marie Prineas, director of Studio Prineas, renovated her own 1890s house in Sydney’s inner west. Created for the purpose of extending the kitchen and dining area into the garden, the outdoor room took inspiration from the scale and beauty of the home’s original features. “The space is contained within the shell of the old home and the rear facade is repurposed as an outdoor fireplace, allowing our family of four to utilise this room throughout the seasons,” says Eva-Marie. The outdoor fireplace is both a central design feature and the heart of the home. “We love to spend winter afternoons by the fire, as a family or with friends,” she says.