This semi-detached house just outside Melbourne, Australia, lately received a modern extension to meet the needs of the owners. In spite of planning restraints (which don’t permit 2-degree buildings), the architects at Jost Architects were able to provide the clients’ requests.
The Malvern House addition includes a master bedroom with en-suite bath and walk-in closet, second bedroom, office, bathroom, laundry room, kitchen with walk-in pantry, and a spacious open-program living and dining region. Principal Patrick Jost described it as “business at the front and celebration at the back.”
“One item that was crucial was the view to the back garden,” Jost said. “The plan is classic, with rooms accessible from a central corridor foremost into the rear dining and residing location, the place the ceiling rakes up to a considerable h7”
Sliding doors achieve an optimum connection with the wooden deck and internal courtyard. The minimalist style strategy is softened by colorful accents and graphic ar2rk. A assortment of finishes and textures also draws interest.
The home’s sustainable attributes include engineered wood flooring, thermally modified wood siding, zoned hydronic heating, and double-glazed steel windows and sliding doors. [Photography courtesy of Patrick Jost]