Text description provided by the architects. This addition to a heristage listed Victorian dwelling in South Yarra is providing a rumpus area with deck and a private study for a family of four. The design is a simple contemporary form placed above an older extension on the ground floor, opening up to the north. Connecting with the character of the existing building the form was clad in traditional slate roofing shingles and dark timber, which also blends with the surrounding trees.
The Rumpus area is divided from the hallway by a storage unit including the TV and opens up onto a generous deck, overlooking the pool and garden on the lower level. Connecting the existing building with the extension, the hallway also provides a more private space for the study behind the rumpus area. To keep the existing structure in its most original state, the extension wraps around an existing and decorative chimney, therefore integrating even more with the old building.