Constellation House
Kew, Melbourne

Status: Complete

Our clients had found their forever home: a great street, close to their young daughter’s school, a large block with a heritage Victorian house in desperate need of some work.

Peter and Dawn asked for a light-filled home with a fantastic indoor-outdoor space to enjoy with family and friends.

Our design helped untangle the many renovations and extensions that had been carried out over the years, restoring the original house to create generous spaces for guests.

The new extension is wrapped around a central courtyard, flooded with light and anchored by a pool. Our design plays with revealing and concealing the courtyard and pool: from the kitchen floor-to-ceiling glazing allows you to soak it all in, from the living room a constellation of small windows allow you to catch glimpses of water, dappled light and laughter.

The entire ground floor of the new extension is dedicated to cooking, eating, swimming and being together. Sleeping quarters upstairs provide space for retreat and glimpses of the stars.