Murrumbeena House

A typical 1960s home with humble character holds a lot of value and is capable of exceptional transformation.

Images & Plans
Images & Plans
Images & Plans
Images & Plans
Images & Plans

While an extension was initially thought to be required, efficient planning meant we could fit the owner’s needs within the original external walls, avoiding unnecessary cost, loss of outdoor space and a change in character.

The relocation of the kitchen to the rear room allows a new appreciation of north sunlight and creates an extra hang out space distinct from the living room. A hallway retains its' kinks but enjoys new garden connections, along with integrated storage and a study nook.

Working with the existing structure and its existing brick openings minimised structural modifications. Internally, new works create an experience that complements the age of the home, while attending to responsibilities such as thermal improvements and electrification. 

A new economical shed building provides a workshop and separate study space - an economical approach that avoided an extension.  






CJ Hughes Building Services


Ben Moynihan


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