20th Century Edwardian Home With A Concrete Extension

This cute Edwardian home of the 20th century was bought by an artist and her husband and they decided to leave the exterior as it is

This cute Edwardian home of the 20th century was bought by an artist and her husband and they decided to leave the exterior as it is.

Keeping up street-side appearances, an Australian artist’s home branches out with a modern extension. Her husband and she purchased a tumbledown turn-of-the-20th-century Edwardian, and asked Nest Architects to plan a remediation that would retain as much of the home’s original appeal as possible. The architects overhauled the rear of the residence with an open addition that extends the once-cramped kitchen.

After getting to know their new home, Kate and Tom, a video game executive, decided they wanted a modern extension that would complement the period architecture and its detailed fireplaces, timber floors, and ornate ceilings. Inside, this crossover of old and new is most overtly expressed where the original floorboards abut a new polished concrete slab. The extension incorporated a fourth bedroom, a new bathroom and laundry, and a modern kitchen, dining, and living area that sits on the concrete floor. In the extension, cabinetry partitions divide the space, giving the family a “sense of not being on top of each other,” and allowing them to use different areas for distinct functions.

The finished home—the renovation and its new outbuilding—is not fussy or delicate. It radiates creativity both in its design and in the way it’s inhabited. The palette of materials, the flow and proportions of spaces, and the dialogue between the formal Edwardian interior and the oblique lines of the extension together form a space that suits the many needs of its four residents.

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There's an extension in the garden, it's made of cocnrete but its interiors continue those of the main house.

There's an extension in the garden, it's made of cocnrete but its interiors continue those of the main house.

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The living room and studio in one is done with a lot of greenery, cozy furniture and there's a comfy nook for painting here.

The living room and studio in one is done with a lot of greenery, cozy furniture and there's a comfy nook for painting here.

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This is a small home office with a cool shape, a mosaic window, a comfy desk and a storage unit over it, and a sofa is placed into the niche.

This is a small home office with a cool shape, a mosaic window, a comfy desk and a storage unit over it, and a sofa is placed into the niche.

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The kitchen is done with cool white cabinets with wooden handles, a large kitchen island with a white countertop, which doubles as a breakfast zone.

The kitchen is done with cool white cabinets with wooden handles, a large kitchen island with a white countertop, which doubles as a breakfast zone.

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The dining zone is separated from the kitchen with large white cabinets, there's a large dining table and a mid-century sideboard.

The dining zone is separated from the kitchen with large white cabinets, there's a large dining table and a mid-century sideboard.

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The bedroom is done with a non-working fireplace, a bed with a leather headboard, some artworks of the owner and a shelving unit over the bed.

The bedroom is done with a non-working fireplace, a bed with a leather headboard, some artworks of the owner and a shelving unit over the bed.

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These cabinets are white and very comfy, there are no handles, only holes, and they are the main storage pieces.

These cabinets are white and very comfy, there are no handles, only holes, and they are the main storage pieces.

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