An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

 

MODO (Michael Ong Design Office) have designed an addition to a home in Melbourne, Australia, that accommodates the home owner’s lifestyle, one that revolves around their garden and spending time outdoors as much as possible.

 

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

After clearing the backyard that included a small lean-to structure, the designers decided to build a stand alone structure, that is connected to the original home via a central passageway.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

The ‘tunnel’ has been designed to transition between the old and the new, using salvaged brick and a glazed sliding door that opens to a grassy area.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Here you can see more of the original home.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

The new addition is home to a kitchen, pantry, dining area, seating space, bath and laundry.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

The roof line is in the shape of an asymmetrical butterfly roof, allowing plenty of natural light to fill the interior.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

The addition opens directly to the courtyard and garden, which are located on either side.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Inside, you can see how the ceiling is consistent with the angles of the roofline.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Furnishings haven been kept minimal throughout.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

The bathroom is filled with light from the upper windows.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

At night, the space is lit up like a lantern.

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

An open and airy addition has been designed for this home in Melbourne // The Tunnel House by MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)

Photography by Peter Bennetts

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