House 34 – Melbourne
2019 - 2020 House 34Aberfieldie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Perched on a hill overlooking the Maribyrnong River in a small pocket of Essendon, Victoria, this existing 1960s single-standing detached dwelling was looking for a new facelift. The vision was to celebrate the act of “approach” and open the entry. In a way, draw the outside further in.
References to the modern hay-day era have thickened the concept – a nod to the mid-century development timing of the suburb’s birth. While other neighbourly properties have demolished and built modern square-stacked boxes or pseudo-Italian villas, these clients wanted to celebrate their modest footprint and enjoy the site space for landscape.