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House Envy: Modern Extension on an Australian Heritage Home

By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Sep 17, 2013

architecture Rolf Ockert Design Modern Addition to Heritage Home in Sydney: 46 North Avenue Project

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The architecture team at Rolf Ockert Design completed the development of a modern extension to a heritage dwelling in Sydney. The project, entitled 46 North Avenue, aimed to provide additional living space for a young family with children: "Being only about 100 sq meters in size, the existing free-standing house was far too small for its intended use. The only way to accommodate the intended brief was to build a two story addition, something that did not exist in the area”, explained the architects.

design Rolf Ockert Modern Addition to Heritage Home in Sydney: 46 North Avenue Project

The difference in style between the two buildings is striking. On the one hand, we have a charming looking heritage one-level construction, with a brick facade. On the other, a gum tree grey, minimalist addition, with a rectangular geometry. A strong feature of this new project, however, is its interior design, drawing attention for its originality and style. The extensive use of color gives the place a homey feel throughout, almost defying its exterior soberness. The living room is particularly bright and welcoming, with its delightful paintings casually enhancing the space.

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