Restored Brunswick residence with a modern design and a deceivingly traditional facade

Restored Brunswick residence with a modern design and a deceivingly traditional facade

Positioned amongst a mix of residential and industrial buildings, this house can be found in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia. It has been the object of a thorough renovation which was completed in 2011. Originally, the house was just a shell and pretty much in ruin. It has been brought back to life by Australian architect Christopher Botterill and it gained a completely new look. The whole interior has been modernized but the front facade has been intentionally kept a little more traditional in order to allow the building to blend into the eclectic mix more easily.

The renovation project focused on creating a modern spatial arrangement with a strong focus on sustainability. The original layout was partially preserved. The two main bedrooms were kept at the front of the house. The kitchen and bathroom areas were placed at the center of the house. The living room was positioned in such a way that it benefits from access to the garden and the roof terrace. The connection with the outdoors was important for the owners so they designed the living area with double doors which open onto the garden and create a smooth transition between the spaces.

In terms of interior design, the spaces are beautifully connected. The layered palette of materials, forms and colors create cohesion throughout the house. Each room remains, however, unique and has an individual beauty and elegance.{found on archdaily}.