This extension to a 1930s bungalow in suburban Sydney, Australia was carried out by Tribe Studio features a glass walls and decorative brickwork, gave the current original bungalow a modern upgrade and extension.
The project called House Maher, here you can see the sunburst brick arrangement helps maintain the look of a the home, the bricks are arranged both horizontally and vertically to create gridded patterns, which also integrate a “brick sunburst” that copies the detailing above the front door of the original house. “The rear is treated with as much care, attention and whimsy as the original decorative brickwork front facade,” said the architects.
Storage is built into the walls, behind grey-painted floor-to-ceiling doors. The kitchen cabinets are also contained behind these panels, creating a simple backdrop.
At the rear of this room, a wooden staircase with an arched frame leads up to the new first floor. It contains two bedrooms, with a rumpus room sandwiched in between. A master bedroom and a formal lounge space now occupy the main rooms in the old section of the house. Here, original details like a brick fireplace are combined with bold interventions, such as a vivid blue wall.
Photography by Katherine Yu