Alterations & Additions
This existing Victorian weatherboard situated in the Melbourne suburb of Kensington was under a Heritage overlay. This, along with its close proximity to neighbours and its long narrow site created some interesting design guidelines.
Our clients, two young professionals, wanted to create a home that would suit their modern lifestyle. Their brief was to create an extension that included a family bathroom, laundry, study and an open plan living area with an adjoining outdoor entertaining area.
The result is a rear extension filled with an abundance of natural light filtering into an open plan kitchen meals and family area that opens out into the rear yard via an extensive timber deck. By jutting out part of the extension to the boundary we were able to incorporate a study and create an optimal layout for the wet areas and create a design feature.
Due to the heritage overlay the original facade was retained, as was the entry hall and front two rooms. The remainder of the original house and the rear add-ons were demolished. The new extension has been designed to blend with, and be hidden by, the original facade and roof pitch.
All interested parties are more than happy with the result.