Posts in "Houses – Alterations and Additions"

Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde was designed by Carter Williamson Architects as an architectural jewellery box. Located in Annandale, an inner city suburb of Sydney, Australia, this updated cottage unfolds from a modest heritage façade to a generously-spaced home. Carter Williamson Architects expressed warmth through the use of earth tones and natural materials and captured light through skylights… Continue reading

Lilyfield House

Lilyfield House is located in Sydney’s Inner West and comprises alterations and first and second floor additions to a former shop building. Designed by architects Studio203, Lilyfield House is a spatial assembly of internal and external rooms and volumes, opening to the light and rising to the district outlook. The rooms and platforms of the… Continue reading

Frankston Mid Century Modern

In 1963, architect and football legend Jack Clarke designed this mid-century modern home for the family of his structural engineer. The home was designed in the optimistic modern style of the time as advanced by Robin Boyd and The Age’s Small Homes Service, to which Jack Clarke contributed. MRTN Architects‘ clients purchased the home from… Continue reading

60s Revamp

The original house was designed by acclaimed Australian architect Peter Johnson during the early 1960s. Alterations and additions to the home were completed in 2012 and pay homage to the dramatic roof lines, materials, and relationship with the landscape of the original house. Utz-Sanby Architects’ brief was to update and extend the existing house and… Continue reading

Brick Aperture House

For this project, Kreis Grennan Architecture designed a contemporary pavilion addition with articulated link to single-level heritage cottage in Petersham, a suburb of Sydney’s inner west, located 6 km from the Central Business District. This freestanding cottage sits on a small lot and forms a pair with an identical neighbour in a row, book-ended by… Continue reading

Centre Court House

Located in an exclusive suburb of Brisbane, this residence enjoys the rare luxury of a private tennis court, which is one of the main features of the property. Removing the dated extension from the early 90s, REFRESH*DESIGN’S proposal opens the house to the tennis court towards north and to the pool area to the east…. Continue reading

Chapter House

Chapter House takes its name from the architectural expression of the two significant stages in the home’s history. The first, a double-fronted Victorian terrace in Carlton, was Tom Robertson Architects client’s childhood home. The second is a new contemporary addition that sits behind, gently engaging with the original, where the client now lives with her… Continue reading


The Knocklofty extension, designed by Preston Lane Architects, transformed a 1980s red brick veneer home into a modern, warehouse-inspired family home. The house sits on a steep site overlooking West Hobart and the River Derwent beyond. The clients desired a warehouse loft inspired home – focusing on voids, volume, contrast, and raw materials. To achieve… Continue reading

Malvern Garden House

Malvern Garden House is a highly-considered adaption of an existing 1930’s period home by architects Taylor Knights. Malvern Garden House is located in Malvern, Melbourne and sits in a hilly suburban pocket. The project scope comprised a new pavilion embedded within the terraced garden to the rear. Taylor Knights’ design response actively repositioned the home… Continue reading

Burrill Lake House

This project by Jost Architects started with an existing beach shack in Burrill Lake, a small coastal town south of Ulladulla on the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia. The client was an old friend of architect Patrick Jost. Patrick had visited his friend many times for an annual surfing and fishing trip…. Continue reading

The Turn House

The Turn House is located in Melbourne, Australia and features a modern extension to an existing property that was built in 1927. The owners of the property are car enthusiasts and their pride and joy, a 1970 Ford XY, features prominently in the design thinking. Because of the layout of the original house only one… Continue reading

Brunswick West House

Working in quite demanding industries, Taylor Knights’ clients, a creative couple with a teenager, tasked them with creating a calm and comfortable space to retreat to within their Californian Bungalow in Brunswick West. Brunswick West is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, located 6 km north of the Central Business District. Taylor Knights set out… Continue reading

3R House

The owners of this Erskineville cottage bought and lived in the modest two-bedroom home for ten years, starting a family before being hit with a devastating diagnosis. Erskineville is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia and is located six kilometres south-west of the Central Business District. Rebuilding after… Continue reading

Parnell Facade

Preston Lane Architects, led by Daniel Lane and Nathanael Preston, designed a single storey rear extension to an existing post war bungalow in Elsternwick, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km south-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District. The main challenge this project presented the design team at Preston Lane Architects was creating a… Continue reading

Northcote Residence

Melanie Beynon Architecture & Design were commissioned to design an extension and renovation of a Northcote Edwardian home. Northcote is a desirable inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It has a relaxed yet vibrant village vibe, where older Greek and Italian residents live alongside artists, musicians, and young families. It’s textured. Multi-layered. And a hub for… Continue reading