The client had a distinctive vision for their Victorian residence renovation in Kew, Victoria, Australia: a clean line, modern extension allowing for ease of movement and functionality for their young, growing family and active lifestyle. The home required different zones, new space, and integration with the existing structure.  Hideaway storage was important to the client because of their busy lifestyle and their keen interest in art and design. Canny Design cleverly reconfigured the existing home’s rooms to create new liveable spaces. The result is a better flow and improved relationship with the garden and studio.

A new communal area including a kitchen, living and dining space extension was added to the rear of the house; four bedrooms, a bathroom and kids TV / playroom upstairs; and in the front existing structure – a formal living room, music room and master bedroom. The pool was seen as a focal point of the rear extension, gunmetal grey-blue in colour, it can be viewed from various aspect points both in and around the home. The existing garage and studio structure at the rear integrate with the new extension. The canopy cleverly links the existing garage and studio with the home both practically and aesthetically, forming bold horizontal lines. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Canny Design ]