This semi-detached house just outside Melbourne, Australia, not too long ago received a contemporary extension to meet the needs of the owners. In spite of arranging restraints (which really do not let 2-level buildings), the architects at Jost Architects were capable to supply the clients’ requests.
The Malvern House addition includes a master bedroom with en-suite bath and stroll-in closet, second bedroom, workplace, bathroom, laundry area, kitchen with walk-in pantry, and a spacious open-plan living and dining location. Principal Patrick Jost described it as “business at the front and celebration at the back.”
“One item that was critical was the see to the back garden,” Jost said. “The prepare is conventional, with rooms available from a central corridor foremost into the rear dining and living spot, where the ceiling rakes up to a substantial h7”
Sliding doors obtain an optimum connection with the wooden deck and internal courtyard. The minimalist design technique is softened by colorful accents and graphic ar2rk. A assortment of finishes and textures also draws attention.
The home’s sustainable characteristics include engineered wood flooring, thermally modified wood siding, zoned hydronic heating, and double-glazed steel windows and sliding doors. [Photography courtesy of Patrick Jost]