A Dark Gray Metal Extension Adds A Modern Element To This Heritage House

A Dark Gray Metal Extension Adds A Modern Element To This Heritage House

Australian based Megowan Architectural has designed the modern renovation and addition of a heritage protected workers cottage in Port Melbourne, Victoria.

A quaint Australian workers cottage.
A quaint Australian workers cottage.

Stepping through the front door it’s immediately apparent that the interior has been bought up to today’s standard. Blackbutt wood flooring is used throughout adding warmth to the home.

Blackbutt flooring is used throughout adding a warmth to this modern home interiors.

Located off the main hallway is a guest room to the left and the main bedroom to the right. The main bedroom has a walk-through closet that leads to a bathroom.

A modern wood walk-through closet.

In the bathroom, rectangular light gray tiles with dark grout have been laid in a vertical pattern, while a black vanity sits below a round mirror. A pocket door opens to the toilet, which can also be accessed through another pocket door on the other side.

In the bathroom, rectangular light gray tiles with dark grout have been laid in a vertical pattern, while a black vanity sits below a round mirror.
A modern bathroom with light gray rectangular tiles and a black vanity.

The hallway opens up to the dining room, which has a view of a small outdoor courtyard with plants.

A modern home with a small outdoor courtyard and blackbutt wood flooring.

Further into the house is the open plan living room and kitchen.

A modern open plan interior with wood flooring.

The new kitchen includes minimalist white cabinets, a black accent shelf, a large island with room for seating, and undermount lighting.

A modern kitchen includes minimalist white cabinets, a black accent shelf, a large island with room for seating, and undermount lighting.
A modern kitchen includes minimalist white cabinets, a black accent shelf, a large island with room for seating, and undermount lighting.

A sliding glass wall opens to the backyard, which provides a view of the rear extension, which is made from dark gray steel. A mesh panel provides privacy for an upper bedroom

A modern house extension with a sliding glass wall that opens to the backyard, which provides a view of the rear dark gray corrugated metal extension.
A modern house extension with a sliding glass wall that opens to the backyard, which provides a view of the rear dark gray corrugated metal addition.
A modern house extension with a sliding glass wall that opens to the backyard, which provides a view of the rear dark gray corrugated metal addition.

Back inside, we see there’s a metal and wood staircase that leads to the upper floor of the home.

A modern wood and steel staircase that runs alongside a wall of glass.
A modern wood and steel staircase that runs alongside a wall of glass.

Upstairs, there’s a pair of bedrooms as well as a bathroom, that’s been designed in the same color and material palette as the downstairs bathrooms. This bathroom also includes the addition of a bathtub and skylight.

A modern grey, white, and black bathroom.
A modern bathroom with gray tiles, a white bathtub, and a skylight.

The upper floor of the home also provides access to a semi-private deck with views of the neighborhood and city in the distance.

A semi-private deck with wood flooring and corrugated metal siding.
A semi-private deck with wood flooring and corrugated metal siding.
Photography by Elise Scott | Architect: Megowan Architectural | Builder: Capabuild Developments
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