Kingsville Residence

Richard King Design were engaged to design this house remodel, which took close to two years to complete this transformation with meaningful details in Melbourne, Australia.

  • area / size 1,991 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Type House,
  • A dilapidated, federation cottage with a 1990s lean-to was extensively demolished and extended into a two-level, contemporary house, which follows passive-house design principles. The property grew from 85m² to 185m².

    The existing gable-end roof line was extended through to the rear, to reference the buildings original architectural character. We utilised the generous roof height and proportions to add in a mezzanine level and double-height space, at the rear of the property.

    The house has a mix of private, social and work spaces. The front portion of the house is retained as bedroom and “adult” living space. A central spine corridor connects the old part of the house to the contemporary extension. Additional bedrooms, bathroom, entrance/laundry lead onto a double height, open-plan kitchen, dining and “social” living room at the rear. A feature staircase connects to a large mezzanine study and en-suite.

    Architecture: Richard King Design
    Photography: Tom Roe