This remodelled house in Northcote, Melbourne, is big on personality, playful details and spatial design.
Reimagining the Australian suburban family house, C.Kairouz Architects combines creative ideas, shared spaces and contemporary character to usher an old-school cottage into the modern day, offering a refreshing extension filled with playful details, functional living spaces and swathe of natural light.
The goal is to strike a balance between how much to keep and how much to demolish, maximising the space and enhancing livability with an open, free-flowing interior that makes sense when merged with the existing layout.
The task up-front is converting the two-bedroom dwelling into a three-bedroom home with modern amenities and ample outdoor-and-indoor space. A subtle, pared-back palette and natural materials radiate warmth and lightness.
Myriad elements, such as the multi-functional island bench and mezzanine with hammock, are cost-effective solutions for added functional purposes without compromising the space and design integrity.