Posts Tagged: Renovation

The Barn

The smaller the building often the more difficult is to achieve a sympathetic renovation. Any new addition or material changes are not easy to hide and are at risk of dominating the original building.  This example is an old horse stable built c1842, approximately 62 square metres in size, located in Hobart, Tasmania. It has […]

Keeping To The Plan

This 1920s brick bungalow is located in a heritage conservation area in the suburban suburb of Haberfield. When it was first established in 1901 Haberfield was marketed as the ‘Model Suburb’ and based on the City Beautiful Movement it soon became known as the ‘Garden Suburb’. Today Haberfield retains its key garden suburb characteristics with […]

Embracing a Grand Old Georgian

This property is located in Notting Hill in the UK. Our brief was to renovate, extend and style the grand old Georgian Terrace for sale. More photos to come.

Crafty

This renovation by architects Kennedy Nolan involves the modernisation and extension of an Arts and Crafts house in Melbourne. At MHM, we consider this architecture firm to be one of the leaders in sympathetic renovation of old houses.  Their skill lies in their ability to artfully highlight the important features of the old and to […]

Breeze Blocked

A 1950s red-brick home in Sydney’s suburban lower north shore has been upgraded with an all-white extension, a series of breeze-block-screened, uncovered outdoor rooms, designed by architecture firm Architect Prineas. The existing house was solid and well-built but perhaps a little dark, the changes while discrete appear transformative.                     […]

Taking Away the Years

The existing house was a 1920s bungalow extended towards the rear sometime in the 1960s. With impressive harbour views and a northerly orientation to the street-front and a wonderful garden and existing pool to the rear, the challenge for the architects was to achieve both sun and privacy.   The building is said to have had sentimental […]

An Ode to Suburbia

The original house, a charming modest 1950s bungalow, is not unlike a number of brick suburban houses located in Sydney. It is important that we recognise how effectively these houses can be updated to avoid the tendency to demolish. Furthermore, the reuse of the existing built form, and recycling of existing building materials is the […]

Playing With Fire

This is a great example of a renovation of a civic building for residential use. While these opportunities do not come up very often, but when they do, it is important to get the details right so their heritage is not forgotten.   Wynnum Fire Station is a heritage-listed former fire station located in the […]

Federation Refreshed

They are doing some pretty impressive stuff in the Marickville Council area at the moment.   This example by David Boyle has a lot of very interesting components. There are some areas we may have done slightly differently, but there are many areas of brilliance!                     […]