Two New Homes
RBA is excited to announce the much anticipated completion of two residential projects! Both projects involved contemporary additions to Victorian era houses to create beautiful family homes adapted to modern living.
A desire to retain treasured features of the original dwelling, and provide for flexible family living were the drivers behind this project. The result is a well-considered collaboration of old and new elements.
Page Street, Middle Park
The tight footprint behind the 1890s row cottage, a pervasive challenge, demanded an economy of space and clever storage solutions, aspects of the design which were inspired by Japanese machiya. Environmental sustainability measures are integrated into the design, including natural lighting, solar energy, hydronic heating, double glazing and water tanks.
Sympathetic repairs have vastly improved the presentation of the original front part of the house.
The external paint colours were chosen based on the original scheme, which was revealed by paint scrape analysis of the various painted elements.
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