Elgin Street Residence / Sonelo Design Studio

Elgin Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio

Elgin Street Residence is a alteration and addition project completed in 2017 by Sonelo Design Studio. The house is located in Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

From the architect: Manipulating the sense of spaciousness is the epitome of the alterations additions to this single storey Victorian-era terrace duplex. Demolition of existing outbuilding and lean-to makes room for the new.

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Necessary yet poetic, a new courtyard, defined by a deciduous tree and evergreen ground covers, is deftly placed before the new double storey brick addition.

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Two angled steel apertures pierce the north facade of the addition, framing the courtyard downstairs and releasing the bedroom suite upstairs to a distant view.

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The grey-tinted-mirror clad kitchen dining interior impresses a sense of spaciousness, cleverly disguising the edge of the room, reflecting the courtyard greens, and discreetly concealing the bathroom.

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A bespoke timber battened door is fitted with a solid inset leaf for cross ventilation whilst not compromising on security.

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The revitalised dwelling is rubik-cube compact yet a serene suite tailored for predominantly lone occupation yet effortlessly flex-able for visiting family.

Architects: Sonelo Design Studio
Project: Elgin Street Residence
Location: Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Area: 112 m2
Project Year 2017
Photography: Peter Bennetts

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