An existing single fronted weatherboard in Melbourne's beach suburb of Elwood, the client brief was to compliment the residence with a contemporary addition to accommodate a family with three bedrooms and two bath and create space and volume in an otherwise constricted residence…
The tight site presented the challenge to design around the restricted building envelope and maximise internal space. This was achieved through double level height spaces and floor to ceiling glass at the rear of the building. This creates an outdoor entertaining extension to the kitchen/living space as well as high quality natural light throughout the residence.
Maintaining a simple palette of three materials, the combination of concrete, timber and glass with the existing materials of plaster and metal creates a smooth intersection. This is enriched with a polished concrete floor paired with concrete kitchen bench top completing the clean, contemporary effect.
To capitalise on bay and sunset views a timber roof terrace was created also allowing for a secondary outdoor entertaining area to the verdant rear garden.