Crisply contrasting white weatherboards
with sexy black zinc,
this extension to a house in inner-city Elsternwick
On a heritage listed site,
the original Victorian cottage has been retained,
with the new extension mimicking the roof line + pitch
in a two storey structure at the rear.
See that high-level window in the extension?
Here is what it looks like from the inside.
Clever repetition of the original building's lines.
Bold materials + simple angles.
It's a formula for a flexible building,
which allows the occupants to furnish & decorate as they wish,
changing the personality of the house
to suit themselves as their family grows.
Do you like it?
Extension to cottage at Elsternwick, Melbourne.
Architects: Simon Couchman
Photograhy: Christine Francis