Deventon | Jolson

Deventon | Jolson | Photographer: Lucas Allan

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Deventon | Jolson

Traditional Land Owners
Wurundjeri
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Builder
Larne Prestige Development Pty Ltd
Photographer
Lucas Allan
Project summary

Designed by A. Mortimer McMillan, the 1930s Arts and Crafts style home ‘Devenescire’ has been reinvigorated with a significant yet architecturally discreet addition to the home. The alterations to the existing two-storey building included maintaining the identity and street presence of the original, with the removal of rear elements to allow a new extension. The new basement accommodates additional program, maximising amenity while maintaining the expansive gardens surrounding the house.

Using geometry of the existing architecture to create a language for the contemporary addition, the extension is a simple, refined, architectural gesture that replicates the character of the existing building.

Victorian Jury Presentation

The design enables us to enjoy all facets of our home life in a seamless, joyful manner. We can enjoy familytime, entertaining friends, working-from-home. Everything flows peacefully and beautifully. Transitions between spaces are easy and beautiful.

Transitioning from inside-to-outside gardens is an absolute delight.

We love how the old house has been so seamlessly integrated with the new parts. Impossible to tell what is old and what is new. The old features which we love (leadlight patterns) have been incorporated into the new build in so many ways (panelling joinery as well as beingin kitchen and scullery wall shapes.)

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