East Melbourne House 1


The design brief was to add an ensuite to a guest room, a garage with a studio and bathroom above as well as a new gym room to the narrow side of the house.

Design Constraints:

As the existing house had a side laneway we were able to achieve a higher built forma along the side to house the gym, the sauna, the toilet and shower room. By extending the roof line of this space we created a car port as well as providing visual protection from surrounding higher buildings.

Design Resolution:

we created an extension to the existing living area, and opened this up with bi-fold doors, to a covered dining area, including BBQ. the new garage and studio building become the new backdrop for the view form the living areas, blocking out the unsightly commercial buildings in the distance.

Site Area: 227 sqm

Floor Area (excl. decks/terraces): Footprint 84sqm / overall floor area 173sqm

Design, Documentation: 7 months

Construction: 9 months