Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck The dramatic rear elevation showcases the open-plan living and dining room. Apart from the addition, the rest of the home maintained its “traditional” layout, with bedrooms branching off from a central hallway. Windows on all sides of the addition bring light in and make the space feel bright and expansive. Tonal and textural contrast can be seen between the burnt ash cladding at the exterior and the engineered European oak flooring at the interior. Through thoughtful design and space planning, the architects and owners made the biggest impact possible with only 500 square feet of added living space.  Just Redo It: A Home Near Melbourne Takes Another Stab at a Dated '80s Addition by Sarah Akkoush