Houzz Tour: Terrace Reaches New Heights With Second-Storey Extension

The owners of this Elsternwick abode sought to convert the existing one-bedroom Victorian terrace into a bright, comfortable and contemporary home, large enough to accommodate themselves and their two young children.

According to designer Andrew Brown from Sketch Building Design, the main emphasis was to design a space that created a sense of openness within the tight size constraints, and to also take advantage of the available natural light. In order to realise this vision, increasing the size of the small living zone was a must, as was a second storey – not to mention a complete overhaul to the colour palette and outdoor areas. “It was in liveable condition, but the colours and lack of natural light created a dark and cold interior,” says Andrew in regards to the original home.