This semi-detached house just outside Melbourne, Australia, not too long ago received a modern extension to meet the needs of the owners. Regardless of planning restraints (which really do not enable 2-degree buildings), the architects at Jost Architects were capable to provide the clients’ requests.
The Malvern Property addition includes a master bedroom with en-suite bath and walk-in closet, second bedroom, office, bathroom, laundry space, kitchen with walk-in pantry, and a spacious open-prepare living and dining area. Principal Patrick Jost described it as “business at the front and party at the back.”
“One item that was imperative was the see to the back backyard,” Jost said. “The plan is standard, with rooms available from a central corridor major into the rear dining and residing location, where the ceiling rakes up to a considerable h7”
Sliding doors accomplish an optimum connection with the wooden deck and internal courtyard. The minimalist design strategy is softened by colorful accents and graphic ar2rk. A selection of finishes and textures also draws interest.
The home’s sustainable features consist of engineered wood flooring, thermally modified wood siding, zoned hydronic heating, and double-glazed steel windows and sliding doors. [Photography courtesy of Patrick Jost]