As you move to the new living room we wanted the spaces to be simply and beautifully composed with pure white light and garden. We wanted to create an oasis of generous unencumbered spaces to enjoy.
A Passive House retrofit in the inner-west of Melbourne, with internal finishes that reflects the building’s industrial history.
Modern additions that celebrate this inner city beauty, merging the old and new to make more space for new memories.
The Garden House project in Fitzroy North was a modest renovation of a single-fronted duplex.
The original Edwardian cottage was soundly built, which meant that the front section required only maintenance works and minor
refurbishment. An elegant dining area now opens up the house to the garden and northern aspect. The roof was extended to shelter an outdoor eating area and shield the house from direct sunlight. The rear of the house now contains a laundry, bathroom and kitchen. Part of this project was a small studio for working and hobby activities. This was carefully designed to maximise sunlight to the garden, which was meticulously designed by Jackie McWilliam of Avantgardener. While the house provides all the modern creature comforts, the garden sustains the owner’s sense of wellbeing. During the recent lockdown periods the renovated house provided a delightful workplace, home and garden – making staying at home less stressful and more enjoyable.
Our design shows how light and colour can breathe some much needed magic to Victorian cottages.
Our clients for this project were looking to give the well-aged Victorian terrace an authentically Fitzroy North facelift.
Creating a functional, ergonomic and light filled space for a bibliophile’s prized treasures within a small footprint and budget.
Building a flexible and inviting learning space to accommodate both students and teachers needs, on a modest budget.
A tasting room in the centre of a working brewery : a place for workers to share the rewards of their effort.
A beautiful home that highlights craftsmanship in various elements of the house with playful injection of light, proving that creativity triumphs against strict planning controls.