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The client of this single fronted double brick terrace house in Carlton wanted to find an intelligent architectural response that would breath life into a dark and pokey dwelling. The existing property is typical of Victorian terrace houses with a hallway and front two rooms configuration, then a poorly planned series of gloomy, dysfunctional lean-to additions, poor access to natural light and no direct connection to the rear yard. We responded to the client’s brief by retaining the original two bedrooms at the front, with a proposed double storey addition including bathroom, laundry, living, kitchen, dining area and an additional bedroom with en suite. The property’s east/west orientation and its limited access to private open space posed as the biggest site constraints. We responded to these constraints by using a centralized service core close to the existing two bedrooms that contain the bathroom, laundry, stairs and part of the galley kitchen.  View more View full description
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