Glen Iris Residence

Year: 2010 - 2012

This house was built in the mid 1930s and has been home to the same family ever since.  In 2008, the granddaughter of the original builder and her family met with NOWarchitecture and the brief became clear - to bring light, air and a 21st Century lifestyle to this place without losing its character.  Our Clients are delighted with the result.  By retaining and reusing original windows, the original Edwardian character is reflected internally.  The dining are now defines the new heart of the house, as a place where family comes together. 

The gentle slope of the site was utilised to provide an efficient second story and roof deck with city views for the first time.  The delight of this home is the partnership between the old and new as it passes through generations.