Location: Carlton North

Photographer: Michael Kai

Carlton Terrace is Period Victorian at front; light, angular and dynamic at rear. The owners asked for a break from the past. A retired couple, with a large and extended family, looked forward to new spaces filled with natural light, all-year living, and the ability to connect visually with their surroundings.

Their terrace house sits within a long street of properties that fit tightly alongside each other. Almost all properties are narrow in width, and short in depth. The brief to include the standard “kitchen/ dining/ living”, together with an ambitious 4 bedrooms and 2 x bathrooms, created a challenge to fit all that was required within the small building.