A single level Victorian house in Prahran previously renovated in the 1980’s has been remodeled by Australian company Studio Four, to provide the family with a stronger connection to space they were housed in. Studio Four redesigned the ground level and added a first floor, which enabled the house to adapt to the growing needs of a family with preschool children, and their future needs as they progress through school and university.
The new living areas to the rear of the dwelling promote openness and interaction unlike the enclosed Victorian space at the front of the house. The latest openings provide increased connection to the existing courtyard spaces, with fresh landscaping providing a green backdrop to each internal space.
A subtle material palette of white with pale timber insertions provides a neutral backdrop for the family’s collection of art, books and objects, while enhancing the visual connection between the interior spaces with the courtyard garden adjacent.