This Seddon extension comprised of a new rear addition and renovation to an existing freestanding weatherboard Edwardian house in an inner-city suburb of Melbourne.
The owners are a professional couple who work in the design and construction industry.
The client’s have a love of more traditional architectural forms and European vernacular architecture. This provided the design’s inspiration.
One of the clients also has a passion for landscaping and gardening. This was influential in providing a number of outdoor rooms in the form of courtyards, which would also act as mini Gardens. White was also chosen for the house to provide a strong contrast to the proposed garden’s greenery.
The proposal comprises of a new open plan living/dining/kitchen area that is joined to the existing house via a link. This not only defines the existing from the proposed, it also helps to zone the sleeping areas from the living zone. The link is also instrumental in providing two separate courtyards, which gives an option of a sunny or shaded courtyard at any one time. This is perfect for Melbourne’s extreme weather conditions, and provides additional flexibility for utilising the outdoors.
The home is located in a heritage overlay, that triggered a town planning approval.
The project is currently at tender stage.
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