The brief for this eclectic red-brick Edwardian home has been to leave much of the existing well-proportioned rooms and their period features at the front of the house in their current form. The existing rear addition however will be demolished and with the dwelling recently bounded by a new addition to the neighbouring high school a reconfiguration to the rear living and entertaining spaces is the priority to reclaim seclusion and privacy.

The proposed addition continues with a simplified and feature use of red brick to reference the existing house and an introduction of black steel elements provide an elegant contrast with the red brick. The new volumes are positioned toward the boundaries shared with the school to create the greater privacy in the backyard and living spaces desired.

The existing and unique theme of bold finishes and colour schemes seen in the front of the house will inform and continue to feature in the personality of the significant refresh to the joinery and interiors of the new addition to both update but also respect the existing residence.