Presented with an Edwardian house wrapped in a stoic 1990s renovation, the conversation quickly turned to what to keep, re-use or remove. The natural response was to demolish and start again, but with strong bones
Bryant Alsop Architects
Bryant Alsop is a Melbourne based architectural practice working across Melbourne, regional Victoria and New South Wales. Our work spans residential, commercial, hospitality, health, education and institutional sectors, underpinned by a belief that architecture should be uplifting, beautiful and honest. Our aesthetic is warm, textural and clean. We are committed to achieving high design, and providing a service that instills confidence in our clients.
The design was lead by the Edwardian character of the original Elgin house and it was important that the new addition carried through this sensibility. The owners were wanting to create a relaxed family home, that both spoke of their life in Australia but also reflected back to time spent living in the UK.
This old Victorian style house now has been given a new life as a contemporary family home that embraces and celebrates its past and future. This boom-time terrace in Melbourne’s inner north under-took a significant overhaul as the internal spaces were opened up to create connection and flow throughout an a previously internal and dark Victorian interior.
he journey through the Glen Isla house takes visitors along a timber-clad wall punctuated by slot windows framing views to the garden. The interior scheme of the ground floor reflects the formal materiality – solid, grounded concrete terraces and rendered block balanced with polished-concrete screed floors and charcoal coloured ceilings.
Located in Hawthorn, this early Victorian House, known as ‘ Grasmere house ’, has been transformed into a bright and welcoming family home, whilst also retaining, and celebrating its original Victorian character.
No 31 house is a renovation project recently completed by Melbourne-based Bryant Alsop Architects. A significant renovation to a late-19th century workers cottage, has seen the remnants of a 1970′s addition disappear and the spaces transform into light, contemporary house. Strong, restrained colours and materials define spaces and the north-facing sliding doors connect to the deck […]