This is Kelly, Northcote | Pepper & Well

This is Kelly, Northcote | Pepper & Well | Photographer: Oliver Lagasca Photography

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

This is Kelly, Northcote | Pepper & Well

Traditional Land Owners


Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
North Star Projects
Oliver Lagasca Photography
Project summary

Meet Kelly

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.

Victorian Jury Presentation

48 Kellett Street has become our dream home. It is a welcoming space, light, playful and unpretentious. It’s a Northcote, Australian house, near a park for our family who work hard, love our friends, and adore time with our little boy.

Probably the most wonderful aspect of 48 Kellett Street is that is just seems to get better due to the framework of strong modern honest design Pepper & Well installed in our house inside and out, which will be enjoyed for years and years to come.

Project Practice Team

Laura Frazzetto, Designer

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Banyule BPI, Building Surveyor
Ingegnaria Consultants, Structural Engineer

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This is Kelly, Northcote | Pepper & Well | Photographer: Oliver Lagasca Photography

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