LongRoom House by OOF! architecture
Architects _ OOF! architecture
Location _ South Melbourne, Victoria
Photo _ Nic Granleese _ @nicgranleese
Builder _ Dm Urban Projects
Building Surveyor _ Anthony Middling & Associates
Lighting Designer _ Giffin Design
Cabinet Makers _ Wattle Valley Kitchens
Upholstery _ Martel Upholstery
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“LongRoom House is the renovation of a modest 2-storey terrace to suit a 21st century blended family that grows from a manageable household of 3 to the jam-packed chaos of 7 people + 2 dogs. While modest in appearance, the house is of high heritage significance and strongly controlled by council requirements externally and internally.
With a few bold interventions, the dysfunctional + poky rooms of the old house were mined to produce surprisingly generous new family spaces + cosy attic bedrooms within the tight footprint. A modest palette of simple plywood joinery throughout provides a fresh counterpoint that highlights the charms of old timber floors, well worn doors and gnarled roof frames.
Generous new skylights brighten up formerly dim rooms with views of the sky + reveal the original timbers of the house. A continuous joinery wall of different patchworked plywoods - birch, black + white film faced - knits several old cramped rooms into the largest space in the house — a long room worthy of the cooking, eating, talking + carousing when the whole clan descends.”
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