Beavers House

Beavers House

Architect
Altereco Design
Location
Northcote VIC, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Jade Cantwell

Beavers House

Altereco Design as Architects

Beavers House carefully considers the heritage characteristics of this beautiful Victorian Terrace but proudly introduces a contemporary addition to the front facade which extends into an open plan, light-filled and practical living/dining space at the rear of the dwelling. The seamless transition between the existing and the new seeks to align each space with the needs of its inhabitants and offers a high-performance solution that responds to the external elements yet provides a healthy and comfortable interior.

 

This house is quite a unique single fronted brick Victorian. Situated in Northcote, this terrace house must've planned to have a twin sister, however for some reason it never eventuated. As a result we were presented with a long narrow strip of west-facing vacant land. The existing structure poses a long, tall double-brick wall facing west: less than ideal for two reasons; lack of connection to the long yard, and a large thermal mass heat bank in summer.

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