Kate’s House

St Kilda East, Victoria

This sensitive extension explores the opportunities presented by site and owner to continually surprise and excite.

Kate’s House is a single storey extension and renovation to Mid Centrury 1960’s housewith a new entry courtyard which separates the retained part of the existing dwelling and new addition.

Living here has brought sanity and serenity into our lives.

Kate Cowen, Owner 

Bower Architecture took on board who I was, how I lived and my lifestyle. Bower exceeded my expectations and found solutions for every curveball I’ve thrown them. To do this in collaboration with a group of people who were on the same page, who as the same aspirations and could help me achieve a fantastic result, that was really exciting.

Kate Cowen, Owner 

When a house is finished it should look like it’s always been there. This is a series of effortless spaces that are meant to be.

Jade Vidal, Project Architect 

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AIA Victorian Architecture Awards – Houses (Alterations and Additions) – Shortlisted


DEA Awards – Residential Single – Shortlisted


Australian Interior Design Awards – Residential Design – Shortlisted


Houses Awards – Alteration and Addition Over 200m2 – Shortlisted


Australian Timber Design Awards – Residential Class 1 Alteration or Addition – Finalist for Excellence in Timber Design

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