Traditional Victorian home gets sleek and stylish makeover

Emerging from behind its high boundary wall, the distorted roof form of Vader House interrupts the symmetrical roof line typical of Fitzroy, which is located in Melbourne, Australia and breathes new life into this 1,291 square foot Victorian Terrace. The extension, designed by Andrew Maynard Architects, is a framed steel skeleton which envelopes the unusually high masonry boundary wall built prior to height restrictions, reclaiming it into the interior. The roof then responds to site setbacks which result in a distorted and subverted answer to regulations. This produces high folded internal planes, allowing double height ceilings, a mezzanine level and spacious interior.

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