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St Kilda Road Residence

st kilda road residence
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62 St Kilda Road, Rivervale
Concept Design

The bones of a 1940s weatherboard cottage were utilised in the re-imagining of this family home. The design outcome is a carefully considered synthesis of re-using as much of the existing original structure as possible for both aesthetic and budget reasons; space planning to create a practical family home; and bespoke spaces that respond to the site and its orientation.

The extension is a simple single storey extrusion - again being cost effective without compromising on the quality of the space, and being sympathetic to the existing front facade and streetscape. The simple form suits the open plan area it houses, with the roof line being articulated internally to accentuate the volume of the space, extending outside to form the outdoor entertaining area.

A solar pergola to the north-west helps the main living spaces access desirable northern light, while controlling the less desirable western sun in summer.