Monochrome House

  • Category Architecture
  • Year 2019
  • Location Brighton, VIC

The generous proportions and design integrity of the original 70s house provided the bones for a renovation and extension that has successfully transformed it into a contemporary family home. A dedicated kids’ zone, including a rumpus room, was created by extending the first floor, while the parents’ bedroom and adjacent study and gym are on the ground floor. A large lounge and an open plan kitchen living pavilion are placed to maximise integration with the outdoor entertaining area, pool and garden beyond.

A new glazed courtyard with circular void that frames the existing tree creates a more welcoming entry, while metal battens, matt steel roof cladding and a fine steel pergola gives an elegant contrast to the existing masonry walls, which received a fresh white bagged and paint finish. The clean lines and monochromatic elegance of the interior design by Studio Griffiths integrate seamlessly into the architecture, offset by an expansive garden designed in collaboration with Ben Scott Design and Bott Landscapes.

Project Team

Pleysier Perkins

Simon Perkins

Berit Barton

Lara Mawdsley

Lisa Biggs

Douglas Crisp

Interior Design

Landscape Design


Kleev Homes


Editorial Styling