Recently, a couple in possession of a modest, single-story, clapboard home in a Melbourne suburb approached Megowan Architectural for a much-needed refresh. "Floors were uneven, plaster was cracking, the back of the house was falling away, and the layout was awkward with little to no connection to the large rear yard," says the firm.
The architects responded with a design that revolves around a few "impactful gestures," namely a rear extension topped with a distinct, pleated roofline and clad in charred cypress. "Given one of the clients was a roof plumber by trade, a simple, flat-roofed box out the back just wasn’t going to be an option," say the architects.
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