Elster Creek Extension


Elster Creek Extension

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

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Brief:  Extension

Location: Elwood, Melbourne

Climate:  Temperate

Architect:  Third Skin

Area: 50m2 rear extension

The Elster Creek Extension project is an addition to an original brick single-fronted house that opens out into a courtyard garden. With a deck providing shaded lounge and dining area under the beautiful deciduous trees east of the house, the high-performing extension allows for occupant comfort in all seasons.

The owners have moved in together after previous renovations preparing them for this exciting process. The new living space and bathroom of the extension have supplemented the existing bedrooms and living room allowing a guest suite and sun-filled living and bathroom space. Both have been animated with shadowed foliage through carefully positioned glazing. The lofted ceiling, similar to the tall existing spaces, lends a surprising spaciousness to this modest building. Simple but discrete servicing by bulkhead air conditioning completes the low energy comfort of this bayside home.

South Elevation

South Elevation