Sumner Northcote

Location: Northcote, VIC

Completed: 2012

Structural Engineer: Beattie Consulting Engineers

Builder: REX Building

Photography: Peter Clarke

Originally a bungalow, now a four-bedroom family home with a study and a separate play area for the children.

The design provides a balance between the scale of the existing bungalow and the two-storey addition to the rear.

So the bungalow didn’t appear to be a single room on the front of a contemporary addition, the extension is sleeved into it.

Upstairs, a timber screen is set off the façade to allow views to the reserve beyond, while acting as a sunshade to the living area below.