Project: Northcote House
Architects: Project 12 Architecture
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photographs by: Glenn Hester
Northcote House by Project 12 Architecture
The Northcote House is a beautiful modern home designed for a young family in Melbourne, Australia. Project 12 Architecture have successfully delivered on every point of the brief for this light-filled two-story home. The project begun as a rework of an existing home which was turned into a more comfortable and functional living space that can meet the demands of modern family life.
The brief was to provide a comfortable, light filled spacious home for our clients and their young family. Significant re-planning of the existing house enabled a more rational and functional layout to suit the demands of family life.
A single story volume is inserted to the western boundary to accommodate a mud room entered via a discrete steel gate, providing a home for the clutter of daily life. The existing front door functions as a more formal and calm entry, leading you past master suite, study, cloak, powder and rumpus rooms. A new two story addition is located to the South of the existing house, accommodating the main living spaces at ground with bedrooms, bathroom and play-space above. Despite the south orientation the main living spaces are open and light-filled. Glazed doors slide entirely into the wall cavity so that the interior functions can extend out. A skylight punctuates the single and two story volumes allowing North light to fill the space below. Charred timber cladding clearly distinguishes the new addition from the old. Black perforated aluminium screens provide form and interest to the rear elevation and occlude views into neighbors gardens from the first floor.