Architecture and design studio Crosshatch, has completed a modern addition on a California bungalow in Melbourne, Australia.
The clients, a young couple with two small children, had outgrown their two-bedroom home and needed more room to move.
Stepping inside, and at the front of the home are the original bedrooms.
An updated bathroom has been designed with a modern pedestal sink, a walk-in shower, and black accents.
Before reaching the main living areas, there’s a bedroom with a vertical window that looks out onto a grassy courtyard.
Down the hall from the bedrooms, is a living room with a fireplace.
The hallway continues past the living room, that has a sliding glass door that opens to the courtyard, and transforms into a dark passageway.
Hidden behind a black door, is a second bathroom that features a rainfall shower head and a built-in bath.
The dark hallway opens up to the new addition that houses the main social areas. A built-in wood shelf is surrounded by white walls and cabinetry, a strong contrast to the black hallway.
Adjacent to the shelving unit is a large window with a deep steel frame that opens up to the courtyard.
Running alongside one wall is a wood bench that acts as seating in the dining area, as well as a place for displaying artwork.
On the opposite side of the room is the kitchen, with a large wood peninsula, minimalist white cabinets, and built-in wine storage. Behind the kitchen is a door that leads to the laundry room.
A folding glass door opens to a small patio and the backyard.
The view from the yard showcases the new brickwork that used recycled bricks to tie in with the original house, wood accents, and the deep steel frames.
The vertical window measures in at over 14 feet (4.5m) high and frames the large gum tree on the rear property.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio | Designer: Crosshatch (Jaime Diaz-Berrio & Mark Allan) | Structural / Civil Engineer: WGA (Walbridge Gilbert Aztec) | Styling: Style Warrior Interiors | Builder: Loft Property | Building Surveyor: Kinban Building Consultants
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