Collection by Laura C. Mallonee

A Traditional 1920s Bungalow with a Boxy Modern Extension


Tribe Studio gave this classic home outside Sydney a new look.

Like many families looking to renovate, Tribe Studio’s latest clients wanted more space, better light, and a stronger connection to the outdoors. Architect Hannah Tribe delivered with an unapologetically bold design that smartly marries old and new.

From the street, the house’s decorative facade reveals nothing of the dramatic contemporary extension at the back.
The bungalow had beautiful bones but some major problems, including a poorly designed addition to the back that had to...
“It’s a great house for a young family—playful, practical and different,” Tribe says.
For the the living room, the architects designed a cluster of picture windows that frame unique views—a jacaranda tree...
The clients had an impressive collection of Scandinavian midcentury teak furniture that now pops beautifully against...
The custom kitchen cabinets sit on legs for easy sweeping underneath.
As in the kitchen, the bathroom features custom wooden cabinetry and Brodware faucets.
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