Northcote House

Location Northcote, Melbourne, VIC
Design firm Taylor Knights
Category Residential

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote, only a stone’s throw north of the city, Northcote House, designed by Talyor Knights Architecture & Interior Design, is sited on a long and narrow block with a south facing backyard and secondary rear lane access.

Like their neighbours (Northcote House 2), the clients wanted to keep the heritage frontage desiring a modern light filled, double storey addition to the rear, contrasting with the dark and intimate rooms of the existing dwelling.

Home to a growing family who love to entertain, the design for this home required the clever use of spatial programming to accommodate the client’s brief. The clients brief was for four bedrooms with two living rooms, open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area and a roof top terrace, all within a modest building footprint. Spaces needed to be multi-functional, able to respond to the demands of the occupier depending on the activity that was being played out at any given time. Essentially the spaces needed a degree of flexibility. Double height volumes, skylights and highlight windows allowed the house to be in constant connection with the external environment.

Photography: Sharyn Cairns.

Photography courtesy of Taylor Knights Architecture and Interior Design.


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