A line driving the concept of transforming a Mid-Victorian terrace house. A simple brief – give us more light, flexibility in spaces and make the old house sing. A home to grow; a young family – owners can now enjoy the space and flexibility and stay within the community they’ve come to love. A home that allows them to admire the rejuvenated heritage features of a +130yr old house.
Jack Lovel Photography
Jack Lovel is a commercial photographer specialising in architecture and interior subjects. Combining studies in structural drafting and photography at cit perth, he has been based in Melbourne since 2012.
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.
Like many of our clients their needs change over time with more space often needed in the short term than their homes can provide. Our solution was to provide a flexible, multi-purpose studio house requiring very little land.
This project is a light flooded second storey extension to a Californian bungalow in Northcote, Melbourne. This minimised work to the ground floor and allowed the owners to remain in occupation for a large part of the build reducing total project costs.
Middle Park is home to some of the best preserved and aged architecture in the city of Melbourne, and this impressive extension to a three bedroom private residence builds upon this reputation. A material palette of stone, concrete and metal integrates an interplay of languages that will stand the test of time.