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Extension is invisible from the street

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How do you add modern functionality without ruining a traditional street-facing facade? Here's one approach

From the street, it's hard to imagine there's anything behind


Architect: Mark Lam Architect

About the project (text supplied): Invisible from the street, the stealth house is an extension to the back of an existing post war weatherboard home in West Footscray.

The brief for the project was for a larger living space for a growing family and their art and furniture collection. The angular cut to the pitched roof creates the feature form which is reflected in the shape of the deck.

The form maximises natural light from the north and east to the living spaces. The bulk of the materials are reclaimed or recycled.

The owner and builder is a highly skilled furniture maker and the results show in all the meticulous timber finishes to the home.


First published date: 01 December 2017

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