Kelly was a tired Interwar bungalow left vacant for years. With a modest budget and a small site, interventions were about quality over quantity. Kelly was never going to be a big house, but she needed to be an inspiring home for a young modern family to grow in.
The sunroom and a number of internal brick walls were removed to make way for a skillion roofed extension that would peer over the existing terracotta roof. The opening between the roofs allowed for northern sunlight to filter over the new Meals area, and into surrounding Living areas.
Handcrafted and honest materials were chosen for the new works as bookends to Kelly’s original counterparts. They ensured a contemporary version of ornament that could stand up beside the art deco original. This would be a fitting tribute to the unique character and personalities of Kelly’s new family.
Laura Frazzetto, Designer
Banyule BPI, Building Surveyor
Ingegnaria Consultants, Structural Engineer