Wellard Architects gives a Melbourne family home a refreshing remodel that celebrates the past while embracing the future.
This single-family Edwardian residence is one of many historic dwellings which add to the rich and diverse streetscape of the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick. Embracing the neighborhood’s unique spirit, the homeowners worked with Wellard Architects to expand their home while respecting its original character.
The project description originally called for a double-story extension. However, after analyzing the family of four’s current use of space, the architects proposed a new program: a single-story extension that pushed the boundaries out at ground level rather than up, resulting in private, usable rear garden space and open, north-facing living areas.
According to the architects, “Changing the nature of the extension allowed funds set aside for the two-story design to be repurposed for finish and detail. This is a far more positive outcome for the client, as the tactile and refined elements of the project add pleasure in the everyday use of the home.”
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