The idea of giving a Victorian cottage a modern makeover is all too common on the face of it. But every renovation addition or extension demands something different and unique. The in Melbourne goes down a different path with its new rear extension and refurbishment as it also gets a new street façade!
Polished elegance takes over from as one steps into the dark and compact entry hall. From here the design takes another turn as a spacious inviting and cheerful double-height kitchen and dining area leaves you spellbound.
Every space inside the three-level home is blessed with beautiful views of the distant sea and the landscape just outside. An even more breathtaking aspect of the escape is the study that cantilevers above the main house and extends outside in a striking manner.
In-ground lighting around the house and a curated garden add to the beauty of this innovative house where there is absolutely no shortage of color character of greenery. With the bedrooms neatly tucked away in the rear and the dining and kitchen area serving as an extension of the living room the balance between privacy and unabated view is spot on.
With most Victorian homes and cottages the street front of the house is completely left untouched or given a quick brush up at the most. But with this smart Melbourne project the façade is redone using naturally oiled Cyprus timber battening.
The refreshing and light-filled living area contains the kitchen and dining space as well and embraces a color scheme in wood and white. This gives the home a spacious visual appeal even while maintaining a link between the more traditional existing home and the new addition.
It almost feels like a magical little space that has come alive from the page of a fairytale book and as you step inside the different sized opening between the various rooms inside adds to this wonder.
Décor is modern and luxurious with greenery outside and the distant landscape leaving those inside awestruck. Despite the use of clean straight lines and minimal style the spacious house feels comfortable and has a personality of its own.