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By stepping down at the rear we were able to design a double-height living space, and mezzanine study over the kitchen, that is not visible from the heritage streetscape.

The back of the house is treated like a facade to the new garden, with large timber bi-fold doors. The carport doubles as an undercover living area.

One bedroom was converted into 2 bathrooms, with the ensuite bathroom connecting through to a light-filled walk-in robe down the side of the house, with a hidden sliding door separating it from the butler's pantry under the study stair.

A courtyard between the existing house and the new living room allows north light to filter through.

We reinstated Victorian features, windows, verandah, and cast-iron lacework. to the front of the house.

Photography: Shania Shegedyn

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Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn

A courtyard between the existing house and the new living room allows natural north light to filter through. To top it off, we've reinstated Victorian features like windows, verandah, and cast-iron lacework to the front of the house, adding a touch of elegance.

Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn

Inside, we've transformed one bedroom into 2 bathrooms, with the ensuite bathroom connecting to a light-filled walk-in robe. A hidden sliding door separates it from the butler's pantry under the study stair.

Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn
Photography: Shania Shegedyn

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To broaden our design skills alsoCAN is a multi-disciplined studio. We keep learning so we can put more design into practice. So far, Architecture, can; Urban Design, can; Web Design, also can.

Our architectural practice draws on over 25 years of experience in individually designed houses & larger-scale residential, institutional & commercial projects in Melbourne, Singapore & Brisbane.

alsoCAN's architectural designs have been imagined, designed & drawn in 3 dimensions since the beginnings of BIM computer modelling in the 1990s. There is no disconnect between the spatial volumes of the design & the plans, elevations, and sections all in the one 3-D model. For many other architects, this is a new way of thinking.

At ArchiPro we recognise and acknowledge the existing, original and ancient connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to the lands and waterways across the Australian continent. We pay our respects to the elders past and present. We commit to working together to build a prosperous and inclusive Australia.