East Melbourne is home to some outstanding properties, and this 1914 Edwardian gem is no exception.
Rather than designing something completely different, our aim was to restore the original building and reimagine a new structure containing living, kitchen, bedrooms, garage, loft and terrace spaces. We used a suspended first floor concrete slab with infloor heating, extensive tiled floors, plus guillotine style kitchen windows to create a distinctive, elemental look.
This was enhanced by detailed walls and windows, giving the impression that the internal spaces are carved from one solid block of stone. Externally, the house is enclosed with charcoal ceramic shingles, which were handmade and fired in the same way as traditional brick production. The end result is a completely unique facing home that’s both functional and beautiful.
Credit: Byrne Architects & Derek Swalwell (Photography)