The original dwelling was already full of quaint Victorian charm and family warmth and it was important not to loose these aspects of the home when extending the dwelling. We selected a minimalist palette, which was repeated throughout all the spaces in the house. The materials were mostly natural and neutral, allowing for the form to provide the interest within the interiors. The kitchen is cleverly conceived to maximise the space, the pantry is hidden in a nook with a window which acts as a charging station for electronics as well as a place to store food, appliances and kitchen wares. The upstairs loft consists of a master bedroom, walk in robe, en suite and study space. The study incorporates the existing chimney in a poetic gesture in respect of the original fabric of the dwelling. The cathedral ceilings give these small spaces an airy generosity that compensates for the difficult setback and overlooking requirements. Modern Danish furniture, in conjunction with other antiques pieces, were selected or reused to provide a contrast with the clean modern lines and graphic artworks throughout the house.
Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria
New South Wales