Posts Tagged: Renovation

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A Step Up

While this terrace house may be located in North London, the idea is easily replicable with our local terrace houses. London architectural firm, Bureau de Change, have used recycled bricks as a clever sculptural device. The extension has been built using bricks reclaimed from the fabric of the house.             […]

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Art Redeco

This heritage listed house was built in 1949 in the Inter-War Functionalist style with references to European modernism and features of Art Deco. The significant features of this style of house are not always clearly understood nor appreciated.  For this reason, it is incredibly important that any renovation is driven by a skilled architect.   […]

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Fluent Spanish

This house is recognised by heritage practitioners as a strong sympathetic example of an addition to a domestic sized dwelling. The positive factors include the fact that the addition, located alongside with a lightweight connection, is of similar height to the existing building. The pitch of the new roof and the width of the walls […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.                                                     […]

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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 […]

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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.                     […]