“We really wanted the extension to this very typical inner-urban house in Melbourne to be timeless. No tricks, no gimmicks, just a great renovation that will never grow old” says Nest Architects on the Harold Street project.
“As a result we used simple materials that never seem to go out of fashion, white painted bricks, timber floorboards and a beautiful timber lined ceiling. The joinery and kitchen were designed in the same vain and as such do try and overwhelm the clients with endless detail. They simply sit in the spaces and become a backdrop to the clients’ everyday lives.”
Whilst the look of the new aspects of the house have a slightly 1970’s feel about it due to the very heavy brick corners, project architect Emilio Fuscaldo and design architect Imogen Pullar have combined this with a modern aesthetic in the finishes, give the house a timeless feel.
The architects say that “the heaviness of the rear facade is broken down slightly through the use of timber lining boards” These serve as a natural linkage between the house and its backyard.
Photos by Lauren Bamford
Styled by Esther Stewart.