Concept for Alterations and Additions to a Classic Victorian Weatherboard Terrace

Everyone romanticises the Classic Victorian Weatherboard, but these cute little houses often suffer from darkness, poorly placed amenities and are ‘black holes’ of energy.

One of a row of five terraces packed together like sardines this house has a heritage overlay and neighbours with small and precious back gardens, so the design needed to respond to these constraints and use them to advantage. The proposal brings light into the house with a an internal courtyard and a rear wall of glass with clever cut-outs and privacy screening. The ground floor features a super social open plan kitchen and living space which directly connects to outdoor alfresco dining and garden.

A new stair placed over kitchen joinery leads to first floor bedrooms and bathrooms with controlled outlooks of the rear yard and a front facing deck to enjoy sea breezes and sunsets.

Renderings by Euric Thor