Situated in the heart of Carlton North and bustling café strip of Rathdowne street. This existing single-story brick Victorian Cottage was significantly renovated, restoring and retaining the beautiful heritage details of the front façade and adding a new two-story extension to the rear.
The design is characterized by a sharp minimalist exterior of recycled red bricks crisp white timber clad and radial timber screening that adds textual interest to the rear of the façade and some privacy from the street.
The ground floor consists of a main bedroom, main bathroom and a northerly facing kitchen, meals and living space, featuring key joinery pieces, v-grove panelling, marble benches, a cast iron fireplace and polished concrete flooring spilling out to a small but yet highly considered courtyard complemented with striking black framed steal doors and crazy paving.
The first floor was designed to be a series of spaces that felt open and could have multiple functions. On paper the first floor would be described as being two bedrooms and a bathroom but to experience this space is so much more. Attention to detail and beautiful moments of light, and material usage has been highly considered throughout by the architect Amanda Rippon and executed by the builders at Nu Scope Constructions.