Baker Street House by Marcus O’Reilly Architects

Located on a highly desirable street two blocks from the beach in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda, this extension grafts on to an Edwardian home in a dramatic yet sensitive fashion. Due to the fact that the surrounding neighbourhood has various heritage requirements to keep the Edwardian street frontage intact Marcus O’Reilly Architects had to carefully insert this modern extension without negatively affecting the streetscape. While, the flat seam zincalume metal cladding applied to the rear is a distinctive and modern transition material from the timber siding of the original house, it also ties new and old together in relating to the corrugated roof of the original structure. Low key durable interior and exterior finishes were chosen throughout and creatively applied to the project to allow for a high end final result which not only will age well but met a strict budget.


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