Balwyn Road

Here’s a project that slowly reveals itself, where the junctions between new and old are carefully weaved together. The original mid-century style house was built in 1963 and the client didn’t want us to touch it. Instead they wanted the new kid’s wing (3 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry and rumpus) to reference the style of the existing house, without simply copying it. The new kitchen and meals area is a nice example of updating a design sensibility from another era.

The guest ‘pod’ out the front was incredibly fun to design and I expect even more fun to sleep in.

This project was shortlisted in the Victorian 2012 Institute of Architecture Awards in the Residential Alterations and Additions Category.

Photographs by Jesse Marlow

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