SOUTH MELBOURNE EARLY VICTORIAN
South Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Floor area 275m2
The existing home was one of the earliest examples of a Victorian cottage in the area. The site is located in a street with a heritage overlay, so council required that the additions to the home could not be readily seen from the street. The owners were seeking a home which had a large living area, two further bedrooms, rumpus area and pool.
Town planning Application
Building Permit Documentation
The existing façade and front rooms have been brought back to their former glory by tuck-pointing the existing brickwork and adding a new period-correct veranda and windows. The two front rooms are retained as a sitting room and the main bedroom.
The new living area has a well-appointed kitchen with a pantry, a meals area with a skylight, and a family room with a fireplace and built-in furniture. A central void is incorporated to direct sunlight from above into the home, also creating a sense of spaciousness. Large glass sliding doors connect the indoor areas to the outdoor areas and the pool.
The level above has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a rumpus room, a study area, and large storage within the existing roof space.