PhotographerDerek Swalwell PhotographyGarth House in Northcote by Ola Architecture Studio

Garth House in Northcote by Ola Architecture Studio

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (1)

Garth House is a project recently completed by Ola Architecture Studio.

Description by Ola Architecture Studio: Located in Northcote, Garth was once a dilapidated nineteenth century Italianate Victorian masonry dwelling who has since been restored and added to with an elegant and restrained timber addition to accommodate a young family of five and two energetic dogs.

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (13)

The original house is one solid form with all rooms contained within a single volume, and on a high level when considering how to add to what was already there, a conscious decision was made to approach the design with architectural contrasts and similarities. The new build adopts the rectilinear forms of the old, but varies their sequence and size to create a series of intimate internal and external spaces. Externally the new addition reads as a reserved collection of rigid forms stacked on top of, or next to one another, while the internal circulation functions as a seamless transition from one defined space to the next.

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (3)

Similar in scale of footprint and mass, and both reserved and devoid of unnecessary detail, the two buildings sit side by side with a calm air of confidence and presence within their landscape.

Architect: OLA Architecture Studio
Project: Garth House – Alterations and Addition
Location: Westgarth Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Australia
Site Area: 810m²
Building Area: Existing 117m², Addition 180m²
Photos: Derek Swalwell

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (5)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (4)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (8)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (6)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (7)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (14)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (15)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (10)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (9)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (12)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (11)

Garth House by OLA Architecture Studio (2)

Thank you for reading this article!

Subscribe to our newsletter

The Balcony That Extends the Landscape in an Industrial Building

The Bradco Industrial Unit is located in the industrial area of Felgueiras, in the municipality of Castelo de Paiva.

Beavers House by Altereco Design

Beavers House carefully considers the heritage characteristics of this beautiful Victorian Terrace but proudly introduces a contemporary addition to the front facade which extends into an open plan, light-filled and practical living / dining space

Construction Site Safety Starts with Better Communication

How many construction-site accidents are caused by literal violations of safety codes like defective scaffolding or workers taking risks expressly forbidden by training?

Penthouse with Concrete Ceiling and a Glass-Wall Windows

NPL Penthouse is the latest interior design project completed by Kiev-based Olha Wood Interior Designer .Description by Olga Akulova: Completely new 30th level house, in the...

House in a Grove, India / STO.M.P Architects

STO.M.P Architects has designed ‘ House in a Grove ’ situated in Tirupattur, in the Chettinad region of India. The architects were challenged with the client’s desire of creating a house with a contemporary aesthetic while combining the cultural essence of the local area.

Recommended Stories