Central Mood House as its name suggests is a sleek moody addition to an existing heritage home in Melbourne.
The Victorian heritage dwelling received a much needed update for contemporary living and to host wine and dine parties.
The focus of the architecture was to gain access to light and connect to the landscape. This was achieved by punching a north facing light court into the centre of the dwelling, allowing solar access at all times of the day to many areas of the home.
The interior brief from the client was dark, lush and masculine. The result was a very moody mix of textured stones, dark timbers and aged brass detailing. Perfect for wine and dines.
Use of recycled materials was also front of mind. Hundreds of brick pavers which made up the old backyard were cleaned and painted and re-used to construct the addition.
Solar passive design was a key feature of the design. Introducing a north facing light court allows for great passive solar access and cross ventilation of the space.
The bricks used in the addition were dug up from the previous backyard, painted and re-used.
How is the project unique?
The light court and the rich moody interiors make this project feel very sleek and refined. definitely a unique home.
Architecture & Interiors: DOOD Studio
Photographer: Tatjana Plitt
Recylced bricks, Colorbond cladding to the walls and roof, Polished concrete floors