Renovation by Bower Architecture & Interiors
From the architects/interior designers:
This Mid-century Caulfield home has undergone a loving renovation to save, restore and sensitively expand.
Aware of the hasty and often and clumsy modification that many originally cherished Mid-century homes are now subject to, this home demonstrates how contemporary architecture and interior design can be influenced by heritage, without replicating a past era.
For a while, whenever people spoke of heritage, there was a certain image that came to mind, but it’s important to recognise that over time heritage changes, and now modern architecture is very much heritage, says Jade Vidal, co-director Bower Architecture and Interiors.
The brief was to rediscover and celebrate the home’s original features, create additional space with hints of whimsy and glamour (but not glitz) and ensure plentiful hidden storage.
“Our solution was a design which expressed balance. To renovate and expand this owner’s home to the mantra, ‘no more, no less’ – creating spaces that honoured the home’s past, while avoiding feeling oppressively minimal or pointlessly superfluous,” says Vidal.