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Period Cottage in Geelong Gets a Classy Contemporary Addition

Renovating existing heritage structures to suit the specific needs of a growing urban family can indeed be difficult at the best of times. The Hope Street Residence provided the creative minds from Steve Domoney Architecture with a similar challenge, as they needed to come up with a classy, contemporary addition for a weatherboard period cottage in Geelong West, Victoria. As is the case with most heritage cottages, the existing façade of the home was left largely untouched and a grand extension was added to the rear, bringing together both modern aesthetics and old world charm. The interaction between both structures gives the home its unique aura and shapes a truly exclusive interior.

Backyard of the contemporary Geelong home with a refreshing pool and lovely garden

The fresh, ingenious addition acts as a bridge between the interior and the backyard, as large outdoor living zones create transition spaces between the two. Apart from the refreshing pool and a lovely garden, the presence of a large screen with vertical timber slats ensures that the landscape outside becomes an organic extension of the living area itself. Combining adequate privacy and ample shade with a controlled stream of natural light, the timber screen brings both aesthetic appeal and functionality to the house.

Stylish vertical timber screen offer protection for the outdoor living zone

Vertical wooden slats offer privacy even while allowing sunlight to filter through

Fabulous Aussie house showcases a seamless indoor-outdoor connectivity

Cool rug brings a touch of black and white to the living space

Sculptural lighting and a dash of red steal the show inside this Aussie home

On the lower level, the old cottage rooms are used as bedrooms and utility spaces, while the latest addition houses the public spaces. The interior is largely clad in sophisticated charcoal gray and white, while plush decor, creative artwork and curated accents add pops of bright red, orange and green. Complete with 3 bedrooms, a home gym, a game room, a laundry and twin terraces, the revamped residence showcases a smart blend of style and practicality.

Charcoal gray offers the perfect canvas for use of brighter and bolder accent colors

Bedroom in gray lets colorful accessories and artworld stand out visually

Stylish home study has a dark, sophisticated vibe

Floor plan of the revamped cottage residence in Geelong, Australia

Second level floor plan of the contemporary Aussie home in Victoria

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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