ITN Architects was challenged to redesign this an old 1880’s Victorian brick house in an old suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The old front part was redesigned to creates about contemporary residential building, including new bathrooms and side windows. Some of the old fruit trees were retained and landscaped around with grass to suit the new backyard layout.
The Austral bricks from the La Paloma were used to design an external bricks in a white “Miro” colour principally to match the existing rendered brick house which is painted off white, and to keep the new work light and clean and to set it off against the green grass.
The new building at the rear of this Melbourne Victorian brick house consists mainly of one large L shaped open plan kitchen, living and dining area with large glass doors across the rear verandah porch, as well as other utilitarian rooms.
The interiors are largely subdued and done in a simple natural white palette, set off with a plain grey concrete credenza, honey coloured timbers and a smoky grey tint mirror splashback. Suspended pendant concrete light fittings also add to the mix. the architects said.