Coburg Frieze is a purified design that questions what’s really needed. We transformed the interwar property into a long-term family home that celebrates lifestyle and connection to our clients’ much-loved garden. Prioritising quality over quantity, the crafted extension adds just 25sqm of meticulously considered space to their home, honouring Dieter Rams’ enduring philosophy of “less, but better”.
The original floorplan was reprogrammed to marry each room with its best functional match – allowing an enhanced flow of the home, while liberating budget for the extension’s shared spaces. Though modestly proportioned, the new communal areas are smoothly functional, rich in materiality, and tailored to our clients’ passions. Shielding the house’s rear from harsh western sun, a covered deck creates a protected threshold space to encourage outdoor play and interaction with the garden.
This charming home is big on the little things; creating considered spaces that have a positive effect on daily rituals.
Erica Slocombe, Design Architect
Sinead Lim, Project Architect
Warwick Mihaly, Design Architect
Blue Lotus Energy, ESD Consultant
Diana Cotter, Landscape Consultant
Grimbos Building Surveyors, Building Surveyor
PlanCost, Quantity Surveyor
Webb Consult, Structural Engineer