Fawkner House

South Yarra, Victoria

A light-filled inner Melbourne home. 

A renovation to a home in inner-Melbourne to create a greater feeling of space and presence in the street.

I have a new appreciation of the skill of a good architect who not only needs to be creative and innovative, but someone who has a good understanding of construction, is a skilled project manager, a good communicator, a problem solver, a negotiator, and possesses an ability to give attention to detail and has empathy with the client. Bower has all these qualities and skills in spades.

Jennifer Williams, Client, Fawkner House

Originally designed by Peter Elliott Architects, the brief was to be respectful of the original design and create a harmonious and light-filled renovation. Bower’s solution was to incorporate higher ceilings, create generous voids with steaming natural light, and continue the home’s light finishes and subtle materiality throughout.

Additions include a new rooftop garden and internal courtyard, and a reconfiguration of internal spaces to increase the feeling of space and green outlook.

I am very grateful to have completed the project with a minimum of stress and to be so pleased with the outcome having commenced with a great deal of trepidation. I love my ‘new’ house. I would certainly recommend Bower to others without hesitation.

Jennifer Williams, Client, Fawkner House

Project Info
Traditional People and Custodians

Yalukit-willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung  

Architecture and Interior Design

Bower Architecture & Interiors

Builder

Fortem Projects

Photography
Martina Gemmola
Film

Alexandre Lourie, AL Film Australia

Styling and Art

Paige Anderson

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