Architecture · April 7, 2021 0

A Dark Brick Addition Creates More Living Space For This Home

Australian architecture firm Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCB) has designed the transformation of an existing heritage building in Melbourne and created a modern two-story addition.

A refined and subtle palette of dark brick, steel, and timber, gives the home a contemporary appearance, while the brick design and large windows allow natural light to filter through to the interior.

A modern dark brick house addition  with a swimming pool and landscaped path.

The interior of the addition showcases the dark brick walls, as well as a wood ceiling, and a see-through fireplace that can be enjoyed from both the kitchen and the living room.

This modern interior showcases dark brick walls, as well as a wood ceiling, and a see-through fireplace that can be enjoyed from both the kitchen and the living room.

The kitchen shares the space with the dining room, however, it’s the matte black kitchen cabinets that line the wall that command attention.

This modern kitchen shares the space with the dining room, however it's the matte black kitchen cabinets that line the wall that command attention.

A new bedroom has a simple yet modern design that takes advantage of the light through the hit-miss brickwork at the end of the closet.

A simple yet modern bedroom design that takes advantage of the light through the brickwork at the end of the closet.

There’s also an en-suite bathroom that opens up to a courtyard that connects the old and new sections of the home.

A modern en-suite bathroom that opens to a courtyard.

A central focus of the interior is the sculptural staircase, which is set under a folding origami, timber-lined ceiling.

A modern sculptural wood, steel, and glass staircase which is set under a folding origami, timber-lined ceiling.
A modern sculptural wood, steel, and glass staircase which is set under a folding origami, timber-lined ceiling.

At the top of the stairs, there’s a custom-designed study nook that has a clear view of the angled ceiling.

At the top of these modern stairs, there's a custom-designed study nook which has a clear view of the origami-inspired angled ceiling.

Here’s a variety of plans that show how the new addition was built in relation to the original heritage home.

House plans that show how a new addition was built in relation to the original heritage home.
House plans that show how a new addition was built in relation to the original heritage home.
House plans that show how a new addition was built in relation to the original heritage home.
House plans that show how a new addition was built in relation to the original heritage home.
Photography by Derek Swalwell | Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCB) | Landscape Architects: Eckersley Garden Architecture | Structural Engineers: Meyer Consulting | Builder: Belair Builders