May 22, 2024


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A Contemporary 1950s House Renovation For Homebodies

A Contemporary 1950s House Renovation For Homebodies

The temporary of this 1950s dwelling renovation presented to Mihaly Slocombe Architects paints a vivid picture of idyllic suburban living complete with a relaxed property and a big backyard. 

‘They weren’t at all interested in a showpiece residence, fairly, it was important to them that their home supported them in their day-to-day lives,’ suggests Warwick Mihaly, principal of Mihaly Slocombe of the spouse and children clients—a few with two young children. 

The precedence was to support the way of living of the entrepreneurs, who explain them selves as homebodies, and appreciate inviting folks over to the home.

‘For us, we had been rather inspired by this picture of the day-to-day. A family’s residence is its castle following all!’ claims Warwick.

Warwick Mihaly’s reaction was to create an open living addition and renovate the Malvern East, Melbourne home in holding with its 1950 origins and artwork deco-type options. 

Most of the existing property was retained, except for some services and an unremarkable rumpus addition from the early 2000s. The architects replaced these with a new open-prepare extension, with a ‘periscope’ mezzanine higher than. 

Obtainable by a crafted staircase tucked guiding the lounge, this upper place features a good wall to the west to protect immediate sunlight, and a north-dealing with glass wall – emulating the rotation of a periscope to draw tender light-weight into the extension.

‘The periscope does what it’s meant to: catching northern light and drawing it into the open up-approach living,’ suggests Warwick.

Aesthetically, the addition is a modern day interpretation of the first residence. Its kind politely emerges at the rear of the household, between a backyard of welcoming recognized trees, with the unique white render and crimson brick tones informing the white Colorbond exterior and selective pops of red in the course of. 

The fourth bedroom and the mezzanine are equally versatile use spaces, making it possible for the home to evolve as the family’s requires modify. 

The garden by Kate Seddon Landscape Style is in the same way personalized to rising small children in a wonderful and subtle way, this sort of that it won’t appear out of position after the little ones become young adults and then grown ups. 

Exact creating get the job done by Sargant Building has even more elevated this project, intertwining a range of products, lovely finishes, and millimetre-perfect execution.