This project involved a thorough renovation and tiny side extension which converted a tired and awkward student rental house into a delightful home for a design savvy couple and their adult children.
A key move was to remove an upper level bedroom to create a dramatic double height dining space. This opened up the rear of the house to the garden, and provided drama amongst the relatively low ceiling heights in the rear part of the house.

All new windows and insertions in the existing double brick walls to the rear were black metal. This provided contrast to the heaviness of the existing white walls.

Overall the floor area was reduced in the upgrade. The existing house was in two parts: The original elegant nineteenth century house at the front and a solid but uninspiring 1970’s addition to the rear. We added a tiny side extension to the rear to house a new laundry.

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Modern home with Dining Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Chair, and Table. Void above Dining space Photo  of South Yarra Void House

Void above Dining space

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Pendant Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Shelves, Storage, and Ceiling Lighting. Void above Dining space Photo 2 of South Yarra Void House

Void above Dining space

Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Bookcase, and Chair. Living space Photo 3 of South Yarra Void House

Living space

Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, Sofa, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Living Space Photo 4 of South Yarra Void House

Living Space

Modern home with Kitchen, Marble Counter, Light Hardwood Floor, Refrigerator, Microwave, Undermount Sink, Range Hood, Wall Oven, Mosaic Tile Backsplashe, Wood Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Laminate Cabinet, and Cooktops. Void above Dining space with Study above Photo 5 of South Yarra Void House

Void above Dining space with Study above

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Light Hardwood Floor, and Table. Dining space thru to rear garden Photo 6 of South Yarra Void House

Dining space thru to rear garden

Modern home with Kitchen, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Undermount Sink, Range Hood, Wood Cabinet, Marble Counter, Mosaic Tile Backsplashe, Dishwasher, and Light Hardwood Floor. Kitchen box-bay window Photo 7 of South Yarra Void House

Kitchen box-bay window

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Ceiling Lighting. Void above Dining space Photo 8 of South Yarra Void House

Void above Dining space

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Raised Planters, Trees, Hardscapes, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, and Shrubs. rear outdoor space Photo 9 of South Yarra Void House

rear outdoor space

Modern home with Office, Study Room Type, Chair, Desk, and Carpet Floor. Study space Photo 10 of South Yarra Void House

Study space

Modern home with Office, Study Room Type, Chair, Carpet Floor, and Desk. Study space overlooking void above dining space Photo 11 of South Yarra Void House

Study space overlooking void above dining space

Modern home with Outdoor, Raised Planters, Back Yard, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Shrubs, and Hardscapes. rear outdoor space Photo 12 of South Yarra Void House

rear outdoor space

Modern home with Dining Room, Recessed Lighting, Chair, Table, Light Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Void above Dining space Photo 13 of South Yarra Void House

Void above Dining space

Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Shrubs, and Metal Patio, Porch, Deck. Front Victorian porch Photo 14 of South Yarra Void House

Front Victorian porch

Modern home with Outdoor, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Shrubs, and Hardscapes. Front Victorian porch Photo 15 of South Yarra Void House

Front Victorian porch

Modern home with Office, Study Room Type, and Desk. Study space screen detail Photo 16 of South Yarra Void House

Study space screen detail

Modern home with Pendant Lighting. Ensuite Photo 17 of South Yarra Void House

Ensuite

Modern home with Pendant Lighting. Ensuite vanity wall Photo 18 of South Yarra Void House

Ensuite vanity wall

Modern home with Pendant Lighting. Ensuite vanity wall  Photo 19 of South Yarra Void House

Ensuite vanity wall

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Ensuite entry

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