'Port Melbourne House' is a Heritage Property with a Modern Renovation

 - Jan 17, 2018
References: dezeen
In looking to redo a century-old and run down heritage property called Port Melbourne House, Melbourne-based architect Dominic Pandolfini was in a difficult situation. Bylaws on the property meant that it couldn't be torn down entirely, and doing so would be a blow to historical architecture in any case. But Pandolfini was still interested in living comfortably in the home, so he opted to build a large, modern zinc-covered extension extending from the back of the property.

The reason for placing the attractive renovation in the back of the home goes back to the aforementioned heritage restrictions. Not only was the home protected from being torn down, but it needs to remain visually similar to the homes around it. As such, the extension cannot be seen from street level at the front.