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Perched House Extension

The Perched House Extension exists behind an existing residence on a narrow plot of land in Melbourne, Australia. Designed by Rara Architecture, the contemporary addition makes the most of a modest floor plan with formal efficiency, elegant detailing, and a distinct attention to natural light. It is a two-story renovation that does few things wrong, and is a tidy architectural package wrapped in an eco-friendly sense of sustainability and energy consumption. Continue reading

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SPE House

The SPE House is a project about landscape, and about re-establishing the direct connection between an existing French villa and the beauty that surrounds it. Designed by Ellena Mehl Architects, the home features a linear glass addition that reaches from the stone and Terracotta facade of the existing structure to open new lines to gardens, courtyards, and the serene natural splendor of the French countryside. It is a focused work of architectural surgery, cutting only where necessary to reinforce everything great about the original work. Continue reading

Modern Extension For A Victorian Cottage

Shadow Cottage Daylesford

This residential addition is named for the way in which it is revealed from the shadows of the existing structure. With regards to materiality, form, and functional space, the design accomplishes just that. The team at MRTN Architects were tasked with retaining the character and charm of an old Victorian, which before undergoing this contemporary renovation was considered for a quick trip to the landfill. But, the designers and clients thought better, deciding rather to celebrate the beauty of the existing home, and adding a sensible bit of space that acts to pay homage to the history of the site. Continue reading

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St David Residence Extension

The St David home extension, by architect Nicola Dovey, is a simple yet delightful space, grounded by maple flooring and framing throughout, it comes alive with a fresh white kitchen and enough charm to out-charm Romeo himself. Continue reading

Victorian House Rear Extension

Wooden Box House

The Wooden Box House, by Moloney Architects, is a delightful arrangement of wood and metal, expertly crafted as a modern extension to the Victorian style home that was already in place for the growing family 5 who dwells here. Continue reading

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Pages Lane

Welcome to Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy, where beams, brick and a flood of white fills the home, beautifully melding old-world charm and new-world appeal, all of which is featured on the ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ shortlist – London’s best home extensions 2017. Continue reading

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East London House Extension

This new house extension, by architect Tamir Addadi, was an add-on that created a subtle, sunny lower ground floor addition to a home within London’s conservative neighborhood of Victoria Park. The idea was to build an extension for the purpose of a dining room, but the reverse actually took place – with the dining room swapping places with this newly created living room that delivers a sunny garden view. Continue reading

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Molyneux Street

Don’t Move, Improve! Is a design award given out in London for the most innovative, responsible, and well-conceived additions and remodels within the greater metropolitan area of Britain’s most design-forward city. The Molyneux Street residence by Patrick Lewis Architects has been featured on this year’s shortlist, and it’s easy to see why. The addition does little to mask the historic brick facade of the existing grade II listed home in Westminster, but at the same time introduces sweeping changes to the interior that peek through at the rear yard in a cohesive and cheeky bit of design ingenuity. Continue reading

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Hennessy House

Hennessy House is home to every element one might wish for within their dwelling space. From retractable patio doors leading from the living room out onto the patio, to the solarium style kitchen extension drenched in floor to ceiling windows, to a brick accent wall within the guest bedroom bathed in white wood …this house is filled with visual delights. Continue reading

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Warren Cottage

The Warren Cottage is one of few remodels or additions to be included on the shortlist of London’s design award, Don’t Move, Improve! The award is given to high architecture achievements in projects that preserve an existing condition while adding contemporary materiality and spatial awareness. McGarry Moon architects hit it out of the park with the Warren Cottage, a design achievement that never shies away from doing something different, while remaining inherently familiar. Continue reading