PHOOEY Architects Pty Ltd
ACN 142 662 888
Suite 315, 343 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
T 0407 595 595
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Projects: Houses

Park House

Alterations and additions to an existing North-facing single-fronted run-down Victorian.

Only the Heritage significant front portion of the house was worth keeping. Instead of retaining two dark bedrooms with a narrow internal entry hallway, we decided to remove all of the internal walls to create a sun-filled open plan Kitchen, Living & Dining area which overlooks the Northern front yard, quiet street & linear park beyond.

A new formal Entry area was introduced alongside the old house, delivering occupants & visitors into the centre of the house, now a large landscaped courtyard which blurs the indoor-outdoor boundary while enabling infusion of light & air into all parts of the house.

A linear recycled timber stair leads to upper level rear bedrooms, all with views over a historic patchwork of rooftops with the park or city beyond.

The material palette is a neutral collection of whites & greys, punctuated with black trims and balanced with more natural textures provided by face brickwork, bluestone, concrete tiles/ pavers & oiled timbers.