Collection by Laura C. Mallonee

A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home


A clever addition to a Victorian house maximizes light and space.

How do you get direct northern light into a dark Victorian house on a south-facing lot? MAKE Architects accomplished the task in the Northcote neighborhood of Melbourne by adding an M-shaped addition that draws the sun deep into the dwelling. "The living spaces are now bathed in light in winter and the deep timber lined eave excludes the summer sun,” lead architect Melissa Bright says.

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