Concealed behind this terrace house in Carlton North lies an elegant Modscape modular extension that utilises natural light and features a seamless transition between old and new.
Our brief was to construct a modular extension that would provide some much needed space for our clients while adhering to the heritage overlay active in the area. The solution translated into a 125sqm, two-module addition that provided the extra space needed in a sleek and efficient way.
Built boundary-to-boundary on a 4.8m wide site, the housing modules were delicately craned over the existing home and into position. With little room for error, accuracy was paramount. The installation occurred in a day and neighbours gathered on the street to witness the Modscape modular design magic in action.
The first floor module is clad in a beautiful Silvertop Ash timber and includes a steel-slatted screen at one end – bringing privacy to the master bedroom but still allowing dappled light to enter the space.
Downstairs, a small courtyard is created by a glass link corridor which differentiates the two periods of architecture. The open plan kitchen/dining/living flows effortlessly onto the back garden and strategically placed skylights allow natural light to delicately brighten the room. An integrated range hood is a feature of the kitchen and beautifully complements the concealed island bench.
- Master Bedroom + ensuite
- Open plan kitchen/living/dining
- Glass link
- Double glazed European windows
- Oak flooring
- Steel slatted screen