A ‘final destination home’ for its family of five, this project showcases quality construction at its finest. At 117 years old, and untouched for over 50 years, this heritage home in Camberwell has been fully rejuvenated to impressive effect.
A modern extension of the open plan living area, plus the addition of bedrooms and upgraded facilities throughout significantly enhance the indoor space. Outside, a carport and storage rooms have been constructed in line with the extension design. The new reflective pond is a standout feature, and is home to a collection of colourful goldfish.
Other highlights include a large canterleved roof, expansive glass, heated polished concrete floors, extensive Russian birch ceilings, a spectacular marble kitchen and more. While the new works are extensive, they are sympathetic in scale and form. They are designed to celebrate the original features of this historic family home, which is known as the ‘Pond House’.
Credit: Nic Owen Architects
This project was shortlisted in the Architecture Awards ‘Houses Awards 2017’, and was also featured in Habitusliving and Contemporist.