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Cecil St House / Chan Architecture

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Cecil St House / Chan Architecture

© Tatjana Plitt
Architects: Chan Architecture
Location: South Melbourne, Australia
Project Team: Anthony Chan, Meyvin Puspita
Project Year: 2018
Photographs: Tatjana Plitt
Builder: Kleev Homes
Structural Engineer: Wright Engineering
Building Surveyor: Wilsmore Nelson Group
© Tatjana Plitt
Text description provided by the architects. This project was a renovation and extension to a single fronted, double storey Victorian terrace house in South Melbourne. The existing house was long and narrow, and consisted of a series of dark, dilapidated rooms planned in a linear configuration. In addition, the site had numerous challenges, with limited access, 100‐year‐old two storey brick walls on both long boundaries and a site that sloped away to the rear.
© Tatjana Plitt
The brief was to create a striking, modern extension with light filled open spaces whilst reconstructing the period house at the front.
Floor Plans
We started by locating all the wet areas - bathrooms and laundries in the centre of the house, with...

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