The materiality and colour palette inside the extension remain sensitive to the home’s past life. Weighted materials like concrete, terrazzo and masonry walls complement the facade and subtly unite both builds as one, punctuated by warm oak in the kitchen cabinetry and dining room furniture. The circular nature of the extension is a subtle motif throughout the home, reflected in the cylindrical range hood, skylights and dining table legs.
Notable design pieces from the mid-century era like the CH24 Wishbone Chair are paired with contemporary joinery and fixtures. In addition, a custom-designed shelving unit by Rob Kennon Architects – a concept also seen in their Fitzroy North home – distinguishes the dining space from the cornered living room without compromising on flow.