Middle Park House

This residence is located in the bayside suburb of Middle Park, between Albert Park and St Kilda West on the edge of Port Philip 4km from the Melbourne CBD. The original 1900s Bungalow Federation had undergone a number of minor additions over the years, and the client wanted to reinvigorate the house by adding a modern extension to the rear of the retained area of heritage building.

The addition includes a new kitchen, pantry and laundry, along with a living and dining area, opening onto a small deck and outdoor courtyard. Beyond this is a rear entry to a new upper level studio which sits over an existing garage, and contains a kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom and walk-in robe. Further alterations to the existing residence include a new bathroom, ensuite and walk-in robe to the master bedroom. Both additions benefit from abundant natural sunlight controlled by large eaves, and natural ventilation with glazed sliding doors with highlight louvre windows. The internal and external materials were selected to be both durable and neat, and a subtle mix of simple finishes and textures allow for a contemporary aesthetic that sits comfortably within the fabric of the existing house.

Photography | Andrew Wuttke