While creating the project of the residential square enlargement of Merton private residence, the professionals from Thomas Winwood Architecture & Kontista + Co company derived inspiration in the architecture of existing house in Victorian style, which was created in the picturesque district of Melbourne (Australia) and called Albert Park.
The total residence`s square after reconstruction is equal to 263 sq. meters. Proportions of the original building were taken into account at development of its new part, whereas beautiful facades of the old house with oriel windows and exquisite moulded décor remained untouched. The new façade has smooth laconic lines and simple modern architecture, which does not contradict with initial outlook of the residence. Its large panoramic windows overlook the garden, provide beautiful view on the landscape and fill the residential space with plenty of sunlight. Sliding doors remove the border between the rooms and fantastic garden, whereas wide wooden windowsills provide perfect conditions for the rest with favourite book accompanied with soft bright pillows.
Chestnut wood was widely used at the house`s interior, which has beautiful decorative ornament and plenty of warm tinctures. Orange, red and terra-cotta became bright elements at the snow-white kitchen`s decoration. At the same time, the living room contains mainly blue and light-blue colours.
Photos by Emily Bartlett