A 1960s House Is Given A Contemporary Update With More Space For Living

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

 

Hidden behind the unassuming 1960’s facade of this house in Melbourne, Australia, is a large extension with a swimming pool and entertaining area, which is all part of the renovation of the home that was designed by Bower Architecture.

 

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

The home has been designed in U-shaped arrangement around a central outdoor space with modern landscaping.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

There’s plenty of space for outdoor entertaining with this covered lounge area.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

At the end of the bench, there’s also a fireplace with built-in wood storage.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

The main living space opens up to the backyard and pool area.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Custom cabinetry has been designed to fit the space perfectly, like in the design of this bar area.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

The see-through fireplace is surrounded by white painted brick.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Australian bluestone flooring and blackbutt timber, are both materials that have been used in the design of the kitchen.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

The dining room is anchored in the open space, by the colorful rug.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Just off the dining room, there’s a quiet little oasis and a BBQ for outdoor cooking.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Touches of wood were used throughout the home, like on the ceiling and the floating wooden bench.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

There’s also wood in the bathroom that covers the wall and the door.

Stepping House by Bower Architecture

Photography by Shannon McGrath

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