Northcote house reworks the existing interior spaces to transform the existing residence into a light filled, functional family home.
▼明亮的室内空间，a light filled interior
▼餐厅细部，detail of the dining area
任务 | Brief
To transform the unrenovated house into a contemporary light filled residence and reorient the house to the light and views for a family of three. The clients who are involved in the arts wanted space to hang art and a home to fill with family, friends and art.
▼建筑师仅对房间主体进行了维护和修复，the majority of the original rooms were maintained and refreshed
▼厨房细部，detail of the kitchen
解决方案 | Solutions
The modest budget and well built quality of the original house resulted in a design that maintained and refreshed the majority of the original rooms. The modifications and a new hardwood timber floor throughout updated the character of the house. Minor interventions allowed for the relocation of the new bathroom and a new laundry downstairs to open up the house to views and light. Separate dining and living spaces were combined to create a new flow through the rooms from the front of the house to the back of the house.
▼硬木地板为整个住宅赋予了全新的特征，the modifications and a new hardwood timber floor throughout updated the character of the house
可持续性 | Sustainability features
The original brick veneer house with a double brick and concrete basement provided excellent thermal mass. New insulation to walls and ceilings and double glazing helps insulate the interior. New ceiling fans were installed in the bedroom to improve circulation and facilitate cross ventilation. Maintaining and refreshing the existing rooms was an efficient way to reduce the required material for the build. A dramatic tiled terrazzo bathroom references the history of the post-war cream brick home.
▼水磨石铺设的浴室参照了战后的奶油色砌砖住宅，a dramatic tiled terrazzo bathroom references the history of the post-war cream brick home
▼浴室细部，detail of the bathroom
Key products used:
– Tallowood timber flooring
– Astra Walker Tapware
– Fibonacci Stone Seascape Terrazzo Tiles
– London Grey Caeserstone
– Custom joinery handles designed by Winwood Mckenzie
– Miele Appliances
Project size：165 m2
Site size：468 m2
Photos ©Tom Blachford