Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

Project: Brunswick East House
Architects: Field Office Architecture
Collaborator: Winter Architecture
Builder: FrankBuilt
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Area: 150 m2
Year: 2019
Photo Credits: Dave Kulesza
Text by Field Office Architecture

This tiny Victorian miner’s cottage in the Melbourne inner-city suburb of Brunswick East has been transformed by much-needed additions and alterations which included a new second level and generous living spaces.

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

Finding a dwelling of this era with exactly no meaningful changes over its century-old existence is extremely rare, and the client, a growing young family were looking for a calm, modest extension that takes the house firmly into the comforts of today’s expectations (and replace the external bathrooms and outhouse…).

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

The quiet, simple palette of materials reflects the brief of the Brunswick East House project which called for a comfortable retreat from the density and pace of the local area, along with the open floor plan and ample sunlight.

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

An operable timber screen to level one separates the master bathroom from the courtyard below, and along with privacy, provides a warmth to the room and surrounds.

kitchen / Field Office Architecture

kitchen / Field Office Architecture

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

bathroom / Field Office Architecture

bathroom / Field Office Architecture

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

Brunswick East House / Field Office Architecture

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