Photography – Derek Swalwell

In this project, the brief required us to design a contemporary addition to a traditional Federation home and maintaining and enhancing the original features at the front of the property. 

Situated in Melbourne’s renown Gascoigne Estate, respecting and enhancing the historic facade of the home was paramount. 

The contemporary addition to the home was celebrated by creating a deliberate threshold from old to new at the end of the hallway, opening into the vast open plan living space at the rear where floor to ceiling aluminium windows frame the view to the garden and pool beyond.  The result is a relaxing home that caters for everyday family life and casual entertaining.

This project was designed in collaboration with building designer Peter Jackson, with all joinery design, detailing and finishes created by Austin Design Associates throughout.