Threshold House

  • Category Architecture
  • Year 2019
  • Location Malvern, VIC

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Malvern, this quintessential weatherboard home has been sympathetically restored and craftily extended to provide additional space, amenity and function for a young family of four. A new charcoal carport is the only visible gesture of the greater building works beyond and contrasts politely with the white Federation Villa’s façade.

At the back, a mid-century inspired extension respectfully reveals itself with a simple palette of white brick, timber and charcoal – clearly delineating the new from the old. A dorma at the end of the hallway and a skylight between the old and new roof inject light and airiness. Where needed, full height glass allows vistas into two green courtyards and open up from the open plan living into the garden, blurring the lines between inside and out.

A simple palette of white brick, timber and charcoal

Project Team

Pleysier Perkins

Berit Barton

Nicholas Arthur

Elise Burton

Douglas Crisp


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