East Melbourne Residence

The private setting for the East Melbourne Residence provided the perfect context in which to create a secluded contemporary home.

Alterations and additions to this Victorian home comprised master bedroom, robe, ensuite, office and sitting room to the existing building. The extension includes basement carpark, laundry, water tank room, kitchen, meals, living, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

Our design strategy was to create a series of spaces to utilise the full extent of the small site for living. Clean and uncompromised interiors with a palette of natural materials help the building dissolve into the garden.

All extraneous elements have been meticulously integrated into the building fabric to create simple and strong forms without compromising functionality.

Many environmental initiatives have been incorporated into this project, including double glazing, motorised blinds, sun louvres, ring main hot water system and water tanks for toilet flushing and garden watering.