Alterations to a compact inner city Victorian terrace house in Fitzroy to unify a series of small, disparate rooms into an open family living space to be the heart of the home. This project included the removal of several load bearing brick walls and the partial enclosure of a side courtyard to consolidate existing spaces and rationalise the laundry/bathroom area. The design of the new spaces focused on achieving contemporary simplicity and elegance that remained respectful of the historical character of the original home.
A linear skylight above the kitchen brings abundant natural light into the room. Natural white walls and finely detailed kitchen joinery elements conceal storage and appliances and provide an unobtrusive neutral backdrop to the room, allowing the family to personalise the space as they wish. Efficient planning of spaces and attention to detail was the key to achieving the client brief for a practical and refined design outcome within a constrained space and budget.
Photography by Michael Kai