Hawthorn Double-Fronted Victorian Extension/Renovation, 2015
This project was shortlisted in the 2016 House Awards under the category 'Alteration & Addition Under 200sqm' as well as the overall 'Australian House of the Year 2016' category. It was also featured in an article published in Houses Magazine (issue 108).
This project is a collaboration between MODO Architects and Seventy7 Projects as a Design & Construct approach for the clients.
The Design & Construct Model
The Design & Construct model is tailored for clients with specific budgets and aims to mitigate the risk of over-designing or choosing the wrong builder for the project. The integrated approach provides a cohesive solution to architecture, interior design, landscape design, cost planning, permit acquisition and construction, delivered by a quality architect and experienced builder conscious of budget limits without compromising quality.
At strategic milestones during the design phase, Seventy7 Projects provides detailed cost plans of the developing design as well as cost comparisons of detailed finishes being proposed to ensure the project remains within budget. This will include fixed rates on design and construction fees upfront.
The Project: Hawthorn Double-Fronted Victorian Extension/Renovation
This project involves:
- the renovation of an existing 1890’s double-fronted Victorian cottage
- demolition of the existing lean-to extension
- construction of a new single level extension
- butterfly roof and racked ceiling design with high level glazing to maximise natural light
- large glazing panels and column-less sliding doors opening to multiple outdoors courtyards
- integrated two-pack and timber veneer joinery for kitchen, bathroom, study and library with stone bench tops
- high end appliances, fixtures and fittings
- hydronic heated polished concrete floors
- multiple landscaped courtyards integrated with the new and existing buildings
Michael Ong of MODO Architects is an award winning Melbourne based architectural practice recognised both nationally and internationally for cutting edge design that is simple and considered.
Project completed 2015.