The project consist of the refurbishment of an apartment located in an old building at the Barcelona Gracia district. The former 90 m2 apartment, was strongly partitioned with up to 6 rooms and showed a dark appearance with almost no connection with the outdoor space.
Klopf Architecture designed and Van Gelder Construction built a new Sacramento modern residence to replace an existing ranch home. The owners, who previously lived in a Streng home (similar to an Eichler), liked clean lines, simple details, and openness to the outdoors.
Northcote Residence is located in an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and provides a response to the difficulty of designing a house to a client’s brief on a small block within a cosy neighbourhood cul-de-sac.
Sitting on a 5.5m wide site, and bounded by 6m high walls and behind an existing shop, this 3 bedroom Ascot Vale House in Melbourne’s inner west has deployed a number of clever strategies to transcend its constraints.
The Findlay Neighborhood Residence project included a complete renovation and addition to a dilapidated structure. The existing building had gone through years of roughshod additions, renovations, and updates.
The beauty of this project is the site itself, which overlooks the Portsea Lagoon and Wildlife Reserve. First Lessons House sits low amongst the existing myrtle and tea-trees, at the back corner of the site.