In a suburb in Sydney, Australia, TRIBE STUDIO gave a 1930s original brick bungalow a modern upgrade and extension to better suit the needs of the family living there.
The original brick structure and details were left untouched at the front of the home, while the back of the house had a brick and glass extension added to it that allowed the home to maintain the look of a single storey home while creating two extra bedrooms, a bathroom, and a combined living, dining, and kitchen area spread out on two levels.
Let’s take a look…
Inside the extension, wrap around black-framed windows make the combined living, dining, and kitchen area extra bright and connect the indoor and outdoor spaces. The grey concrete floor keeps the palette neutral and compliments the darker grey cabinets along the back wall.
In the kitchen, grey cabinets that match the ones in the living space provide lots of storage and conceal the black work space behind sliding doors. The white marble island creates extra room for prepping meals and the simple modern table is just the right size for the small family.
The formal living room features white walls with a thick blue stripe running around the perimeter. A window opens up to the kitchen and looks out to the yard in the distance. The original brick fireplace was left untouched to maintain some of the character of the home, while modern white cabinets were placed on either side of it to add storage.
A landing at the top of the stairs provides a bright spot perfect for playing, and features a small window looking out to the backyard below.
In keeping with the monochrome theme found in the other two bathrooms in the house, the upstairs bathroom features bright blue tiles on the walls and floor and a bright blue ceiling that keeps the space bright and fun. Square cut-outs on the wall next to the bath offer a place to store shampoos, soaps, and other bath essentials and help keep the area surrounding the tub clean and organized.
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