A vibrant modern addition to a Victorian era home

By Kim McFayden 5 years ago
A vibrant modern addition to a Victorian era home

This interesting extension to an old Victorian era home was designed by Andrew Maynard Architects and is in North Fitzroy in Melbourne. Instead of the usual rear add-on, the design used a glass walkway between the existing dwelling and the extension, allowing a distinctive break between old and new. As the older home allowed very little natural light, gaining solar access was a key objective of the design as was achieving a functional kitchen and living space. The vibrant colour used throughout the interior certainly provides a striking focal point. Spotted gum has been used extensively and to great effect for the external cladding of the extension and the decking, providing an earthy natural context for the bright splashes of colour inside.

Want to see other projects by this talented architecture firm? See the Vader house and the Barrow house.

[photography by Kevin Hui]

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