When you live in a quaint Edwardian terrace with original stain glass windows, ornate skirting’s and decorative architraves, it would be almost a sacrilege to knock it down and re-build — even if you do need to upsize for a growing family. The solution? An extension.
This is exactly what a young, Melbourne-based family did to their existing single-fronted terrace house in Albert Park with the renowned Jane Cameron Architects — a design practice specialising in bespoke residential alterations, renovations, and extensions in the inner city of Melbourne.
The existing first three rooms of the house were retained, whilst the rear living, kitchen and bathroom were demolished for the new two-storey extension which featured an open plan living-meets-dining-meets-kitchen (complete with a feature stair) that overlooks a courtyard to the ground floor level.
The proposed alteration to the existing house included the third bedroom being converted to the main bathroom with a Euro laundry, with other works being limited to new flooring throughout and painting, upgrading, restoring, and maintenance to be carried out on the existing Edwardian windows.
The rear extension is modern and contemporary in style and was designed specifically to contrast with the existing heritage home. A neutral palette was used with a touch of blue to the joinery faces while a hint of warmth was introduced with the American Oak flooring throughout.
To bring to life the modern and contemporary style of the new extension, yet pay homage to the home’s traditional and timeless origins, a selection of Ligne Roset’s unique and versatile designs from DOMO were chosen for the interior which compliment to two merging styles seamlessly.
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