New Modern

This Caulfield home demonstrates how contemporary architecture and interior design can be influenced by heritage, without replicating a past era.

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New Modern, a mid-century home in Caulfield, has undergone a loving renovation to save, restore and sensitively expand. Aware of the clumsy modification that many originally prized mid-century homes are now subject to, the client’s wanted to rediscover and celebrate the home’s original features, while sensitively expanding and injecting the property with new life.

Our solution was to design with balance, to renovate and expand with the mantra “no more, no less”- creating something not oppressively minimal or pointlessly superfluous.

Interiors are rich in material and form that celebrates the home’s beginnings – floor to ceiling walnut timber, natural stone and a glimpse of 60s inspired wallpaper.

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New Modern_Bower Architecture

Hidden from street-view is a distinct and harmonious addition veiled in white geometric screening. It’s a restrained exterior, influenced by the home’s original metalwork, that holds a warm interior filled with rich natural materials.

The external screens act as a protective veil to the exterior and internally assists in controlling temperature. The screens also allow for varied external views when sections are opened/closed and for ever-changing patterned shadows to filter through.

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New Modern_Bower Architecture
Connections to the beautifully re-invigorated garden follow us during our daily life within, continually framing and revealing views to create a series of varied and peaceful experiences.
— Client - New Modern
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Photography - Shannon McGrath

Styling - Swee Design

Builder - Consgrave Construction

Architecture and Interior Design - Bower

Landscape - Eckersley Garden Architecture