Finding new residential building sites in Carlton can be difficult. In this case however, an original single storey Victorian Cottage, lost within a 1930’s 2 storey overbuild, followed by a 1960’s doggy ‘weekend’ face lift had created a nightmare of a building. The best approach was to start again with a new design and new structure.
The existing interior of the house features 12 foot high ceilings, elaborate cornices, ceiling roses and skirtings and very well proportioned rooms and passage ways. It was important that the new works reflected the strength of the existing home in a contemporary design.
This magnificent 1860’s Victorian residence in the Hawthorn Grace Park estate was originally an award winner as a new home design planned for the estate in 1860. 154 years later, the renovated and extended home by McSteen Tan was again an award winner