Maitland House is a minimal home located in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Kennedy Nolan. The project was executed in two stages: an interior refurbishment of the existing house was then followed by the major addition of kitchen, dining, living and swimming pool. An over scaled steel bird’s beak fascia binds the L-shaped plan. The rear elevation becomes a dramatic assembly of horizontal and vertical, with the fascia terminating in a graphic chimney element. Monumental and monochromatic, this single story addition speaks of our clients’ love of Modernism. New wraps the old and the architecture seeks to drag interior program to the outdoors. The scale is unexpected, almost not domestic. Our practice continues to explore the motifs of hearth, chimney and horizontal roofline.

Photography by Derek Swalwell

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