North Fitzroy 2 Renovation
This project comprises a series of small intrior interventions to a North Fitzroy terrace house.
An existing small bathroom was being renovated with the removal of an eisitgn dropped ceiling, an old roof space hot water heater and an 'extension' of the bathroom space into the ceiling space (rather than 'out'), creating a larger volume while staying within the existing footprint. The space is compact, but high, while clear glass blocks are repurposed offering views into an existing light court along with a new large skylight.
A new European laundry is also a new additon and fronts onto the hall space for space efficiency. This addition also forms a study wall and high level storage. Other works comprised new bifolds and window maintenance, a fres coat of paint and some new light and electrical fittings along with remedial maintenance works to the house.
Photos by Marie Muggivan
From the Owners:
We engaged Statkus Architecture to design a partial renovation of our terrace house in 2015, including the incorporation of a small laundry, extra storage and a new bathroom. Space constrained our options, which meant that Ben Statkus, the architect, had to engage in a considerable amount of problem solving to come up with a brief to suit the limited space.
His response was to emphasize and utilize the height of our building. The end result was a beautiful and functional renovation including a new European style laundry and stunning bathroom as well as additional changes throughout the house. The house feels much more spacious while actually fitting in more utilities.
It was a joy working with Ben and his firm. He took notice of our brief, he was understanding and accommodating when we modified the original proposal, and his project management was excellent. He met all the deadlines and worked really well with the builders. Most importantly we loved his proposal. We are thrilled with the final results and couldn’t recommend Statkus Architecture more highly.