Princes Hill, Melbourne
Comfortably established between its grand Victorian neighbours in Princes Hill, ‘Portal House’ by contrast is a contemporary extension to a heritage-listed Edwardian residence. The new addition carefully adjoins the existing house, creating a light-filled portal leading to a luminous living, kitchen and dining space. A continuous stair leads up to a voluminous lobby, providing sweeping views over the nearby Princes Park. A muted external palette, natural textures, and subtle curved elements throughout provide a minimal backdrop to the delicate period detailing. The juxtaposition of old and new respectfully rejuvenates a historical residence to create a timeless home.