Winter Street Residence is a renovation and extension to the double fronted Victorian on Winter Street in Malvern for two professionals with a growing family. Their interest in high-contrast and decorative elements create the character of their home. They were highly invested in the project, wanting every detail to be right, and were drawn to B.E’s integrated design so all elements were considered from the very beginning.
The existing portion of the house has been taken back to three walls and completely refinished in a style that captures the feeling of the original house with reinterpreted details including coved cornices, French polished doors and painted skirtings. A central courtyard with a single planted tree separates the Victorian building from the modern extension that can be seen from the kitchen and informal living room. This element mitigates the south facing living space greatly improving the quality of light through the house.