Westbourne Cottage
Prahran  |   2020

Type
Interior Design, Residential

Team
Steve Woo, Kate Hatherley, Jessica Coulter, Domenic Cerantonio, Chris Stribley

A Victorian single-fronted cottage, this modest family home is sited in the heart of Hawksburn Village. This dense pocket of the inner city provides a plethora of opportunities for families to breathe new life into the little row houses, set out in uniform, verdant streets. Predictably the design hinges on demolishing the rear half of this house, preserving and renewing the quaint façade and front rooms.  The larger, newer extension is a much more abstract and sculptural form that is crisp, but not cold and addresses the laneway with a private yet friendly timber façade.

Using timber battens to create the angled fascia, the light plays on the two planes, and for a second tricks the eye. Timber used in this abstract way together with the glass at ground level, is an appropriate link to the original materials of the house and while the aesthetic is contemporary it still retains a softness. Practically, the expanded floor plan has allowed for a ubiquitous open kitchen and living area, opening to a deck and plunge pool with added accommodation upstairs. A lot has been designed into this intimate site, creating a space which is versatile and dynamic, and is an expression of the clients’ eclectic individualism.

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Cera Stribley
Architecture and Interior Design

Address
Studio 5 – 249 Chapel St Prahran

Contact
info@cs-a.com.au     +613 9533 2582

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