This double storey addition to a detached Victorian house in Northcote creates a bridge between the existing building and deep rear garden. A new enclosed side entry provides access directly into the family living area and transforms the original single fronted terrace into a multi-zoned family home with strong connections between two separate bedroom areas and a central communal living space.
A linear glass roof separates the historical and contemporary parts of this house bringing natural light into the heart of the living room. Existing external red brick walls are retained to form a backdrop to the new living space and are complemented by a natural material palette of polished concrete, stone and timber.
The angular roof form of the new living space and submerged bedroom area sits comfortably against the heritage building to create a dynamic and respectful contemporary addition.