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Richmond Two Storey Extention

Richmond Two Storey Extension

Floorplan: 4 Bed + 2 Bath.

Old meets new in this modern extension to an Edwardian House in Melbourne. To better maintain the residence’s street facade in its suburban Richmond setting, Arkular tucked the addition behind the roof line of the existing house. Natural light and a thoughtful use of materials knit everything together.

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The existing house facade was maintained, along with the two front rooms and hallway. The ground floor modules provide a spacious, open-plan, kitchen, living and dining area, with a study nook and large walk-in-pantry built seamlessly into the kitchen joinery. A laundry, powder room and ensuite were also included on this ground level.

The upstairs module, which includes two bedrooms and a bathroom, is tucked behind the roofline of the existing house, maintaining a discreet profile when viewed from the street.

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Sliding doors open the kitchen and living up to the outdoor area, allowing an abundance of sunlight to enter these northern living areas. The transition between the spaces makes outdoor entertaining effortless and provides efficiency in the ability to cool the space in the summer months.

With the children’s area kept upstairs, and multiple living spaces downstairs, this home successfully creates a warm and inviting refuge for all members of the family. With a simple, minimalist aesthetic, the house becomes timeless in its design. It can be guaranteed that these spaces will be enjoyed for many years and generations to come.

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