Brunswick 2021-03-31T14:50:02+11:00


Peeking above a brick wall in Brunswick sits a modular housing extension that creates a powerful contrast from the existing architecture.

The corner block site called for a design that would engage with the existing streetscape from multiple viewpoints. How the modular housing extension reads in elevation was very important to both the clients and the Modscape design team.

Rather than attempting to mimic the existing home in an unauthentic manner, the simple and geometric addition stands independently from the original, while remaining sympathetic to its scale and that of the surrounding streetscape. A glass link corridor clearly defines the two architectural styles and even allows for a walk-in pantry to be accommodated.

Inside the home’s shiny black exterior are bright and light internal spaces. An open plan kitchen/living/dining effortlessly flows out into the garden and pool area thanks to a double-height wall of glazing. An Enzie spiral staircase makes a striking statement and leads up to a mezzanine master suite, while upstairs, the city’s skyline is framed perfectly and sits like a picture on the wall.

While the Modscape team were busy constructing the home’s modules within the factory, renovation and landscaping works occurred concurrently onsite – streamlining the entire process and reducing the amount of time the clients were out of the home.

Every fixture and fitting was carefully considered to reflect the renovation of the existing. The result is a harmonious project that beautifully showcases the client’s eye for design and embodies the flexibility and practicalities of the Modscape modular solution.

“Our favourite feature is the light… The floor to ceiling windows allow us to have the landscape close and bring the outside in.”

Scott, Brunswick client

Project specifications

  • Snow White 2-pac joinery
  • Corian White Jasmine benchtop
  • Travertine silver tiles in French Pattern to ground floor
  • Marca Corona hexagonal tiles to bathroom floor
  • Black powder-coated double-glazed windows
  • Colorbond Diversaclad (Night Sky)
  • Integrated Miele fridge
  • V-ZUG appliances
  • Blanco kitchen sink and mixer
  • Freestanding bathroom vanity
  • Pol bathroom fixtures (matt black)
  • Lockwood door hardware throughout
  • Mains power, water and sewer connections
  • Water tank to toilets
  • Mitsubishi air-conditioning bulkhead units
  • Enzie spiral staircase
  • Frameless glass balustrade
  • Motorised blinds
  • Walk-in pantry