This Victorian House Incorporates Contemporary Elements

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Aug 1, 2014
References: studiofournews & contemporist
Studiofour designed an addition for the 'Alfred Street Residence,' a single-level Victorian house located in Prahan, Australia.

The architects strategically redesigned the home's ground level and added an entirely new first floor, offering the home more flexibility and dynamism than its former compartmentalized design. The ground floor features new built forms, which work to define and delineate space and function. The architects ensured a strong bond between the interior and exterior spaces through a series of sliding doors. The rear courtyard in specific connects to the kitchen, allowing for outdoor dining or, at the very least, a spectacular view from the inside.

The first floor addition is set back from the chimney, making it difficult to see upon arrival. The glazed facade offers a contrast from the Victorian elements of the home. The addition is visible in varying degrees, allowing for a great view while continuing to maintain privacy.