11 Jul A Melbourne Home Decreases in Size to Amp Up Its Outdoor Connection – Via Dwell
A Melbourne Home Decreases in Size to Amp Up Its Outdoor Connection – Via Dwell
By reducing the overall floor area, local architects transform the space into a lighter, brighter, more functional modern home.
After a young family of four purchased a historic brick bungalow in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East, they suddenly noticed one drawback: the rear extension.
While the existing home was in great condition, the extension, which was added to the property in the 1970s, had an awkward layout and poor connection to the garden. So, they tapped MODO Architecture (Michael Ong Design Office) for help.
“Once in the garden, the constraint of the site geometry became apparent. The triangular block compressed toward the back formed a rather narrow garden, which was made tighter with a large stand-alone shed,” says architect Michael Ong, the founder of the firm.