When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover it is often the rear extension that comes to the rescue. The advantages of a smart modern extension that acts as an interface between the interior and the backyard go beyond the obvious. For starters this allows architects to work within existing building norms and to preserve the classic appeal of traditional homes without sacrificing on functionality.
Bustling with activity on some days and completely tranquil on others Northcote is a suburb of that has it all. It is in this fabulous setting that one stumbles across the seemingly modest yet exceptional designed by Aspect 11.
There is no shortage of natural light here and once the sun sets a series of recessed lights and gorgeous pendant take over. It is the top level that holds the bedrooms and bathrooms with many of these offering unabated views of the rear yard and the landscape beyond.
In a world where every second matters and our lives seem so intertwined with our clocks it is hard to truly escape from the rush and catch a quiet moment. It is often nature that offers this relaxing retreat and in California is one such fabulous getaway that connects its residents with surrounding landscape.
Then you also have the charm of a revitalized interior that is filled with a flood of natural light. The gorgeous is another perfect case in the point as a glazed contemporary rear extension completely alters this classic British home. The task of giving this dreary residence a new lease of life fell upon UVArchitects who added the rear extension as a transition zone between the existing home and the small rear garden.