Richardson Residence

Middle Park

The single storey, double fronted Victorian terrace which faces the street belies what is to unfold beyond. There are no clues from the street yet once inside the entry passage opens to a two storey atrium allowing light to flood into the buildings interior, from here the ground level opens to a contemporary living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the rear garden. A lap pool links the house to the garden, running past the lounge and extending to the garaging and studio to the rear of the lot. Bedrooms and retreat space to the new second level are connected to a roof terrace that has been concealed within the apex of the existing roof, this affording a view towards the city skyline. The house retains Victorian character throughout the existing front section and is distinctly modern towards the rear, the central atrium providing the punctuation mark from existing to the new.