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Victorian-Era Cottage In Melbourne Gets A Smart Makeover!

When it comes to the classic Victorian-era homes in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs, many homeowners are opting for modern renovations that bring together the best of both worlds. The gorgeous Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects is one such product that blends old world charm with contemporary style and elegance. This lovely Victorian-era cottage was revamped to serve the needs of an urban family, and a new extension gives it a posh, refined appeal. Instead of the usual glass and steel framework that is used in many such projects, the architects turned toward the raw appeal of concrete here!

Gorgeous contemporary exterior of the revamped Victorian era home

Architects from Nobbs Radford chose concrete, as they felt that its raw appeal was more in tune with the original façade of the house. The vertical openings of the extension are crafted to match the existing style of the house, while warm wooden tones and a neutral color palette grace the home indoors. There is no exaggerated importance placed on indoor-outdoor interplay, and the beautiful makeover makes the most of available space. The new addition to the cottage also serves as a standalone structure with its own unique style and ambiance.

Lovely Victorian era cottage renovation in Melbourne with contemporary flair

Raw concrete gives the home a durable and sustainable option

Concrete becomes an integral part of the interior and the exterior

Lower level of the Glebe house with family area, dining space and kitchen

A kitchen that is neatly tucked away and still has a sense of openness

Stainless steel countertop brings metallic glint to the kitchen

Stylish modern family room with a reading spot

Colorful couch brings vibrant charm to the cool family room

Each room was carefully crafted to ensure that one space flows into the next and the transition is organic. Concrete gives the home a tinge of sustainability by keeping the house cool in summers, and it also offers durability. The decor is kept largely simple with very few pops of bright color, while clean, straight lines usher in contemporary charm. The lower level of the house contains the living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry room, a playroom that doubles as guest room, and a couple of bedrooms along with a bathroom. The top level is complete with a master bedroom, walk-in closet, study and an expansive terrace area.

Custom designed modern staircase in wood

Beautiful kids' playroom makes use of vertical space

Smart home office design brings together wood and concrete

Spacious home office and study next to the ensuite on the top level

Bedroom that is connected to the small balcony outside

Spa-like home bath with a standalone bathtub in white

Towel rails in black add a unique visual to the space

Floating wooden vanity in the bathroom lends visual airiness to the space

Floor plan of the lower level of the house

Floor plan for Victorian era cottage renovation in Melbourne

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