Located in Richmond, this single-story Victorian terrace required refurbishment and an extension for the new homeowners. With limited space available, the owners wanted to preserve as much of the original 1970’s extension whilst accommodating their new wish list.
Architects Schmolzer Architecture cleverly arranged the existing living space to accommodate a second quiet living room, a full family laundry and butler’s pantry. The architects implemented clean detailing with full height joinery, internal doors and external glazing which provides an enhanced feeling of space.
The exterior of the home had a focus on a ‘Riad concept.’ An interior open courtyard with architecture wraps. The courtyard’s black stained timber is finished with AQUAOIL an exterior, penetrating, solid opaque stain that changes the colour of the surface without concealing the surface texture. The stained timber, whilst beautiful is also practical; concealing storage, access and living spaces, whilst allowing the homeowners a visual connection to the architecture.