Hilda Crescent House, Hawthorn

Hilda Crescent House, Hawthorn

Architect
Chan Architecture
Location
Melbourne VIC, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Tatjana Plitt
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Joinery FinishPolytec
Bathroom fittingsapaiser bathware
Stone topsCaesarstone
Light fittingsAbout Space Lighting
Light fittingsAmbience Lighting
TilesArtedomus

Product Spec Sheet
Joinery Finish
Bathroom fittings
Stone tops
Light fittings
Light fittings
Tiles

Hilda Crescent House, Hawthorn

Chan Architecture as Architects

This project was a rear and upstairs extension to a heritage listed Queen Anne/Federation home in Hawthorn. The brief was to renovate, extend and rearrange existing rooms whilst retaining the character and charm of the original period house.

photo_credit Tatjana Plitt
Tatjana Plitt

The main challenge of this project was working within a framework of the existing 100 year old structure whilst adding new, modern, light-filled spaces including a new kitchen, dining and living room, three new bathrooms and an additional storey which also contained three extra bedrooms and a retreat.

photo_credit Tatjana Plitt
Tatjana Plitt

In this project there are many examples of how the new spaces have been inserted into the original period fabric and how the careful balance is found between new and old. This is done by respecting the original details and geometries and making subtle references throughout through the selection of colours, textures and detailing.

photo_credit Tatjana Plitt
Tatjana Plitt

In order to make the first floor extension appear sympathetic with the original period house, a tiled pitched roof design was incorporated into the design which also gave us the opportunity to create a unique, complex plastered ceiling to the first floor. The geometry of this first floor ceiling and its’ subsequent play of light is one of the defining features of this project.

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