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Powell Street House in South Yarra

21 Feb 2021

Powell Street House

Design: Robert Simeoni Architects

Location: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Powell Street House South Yarra

Powell Street House occupys a compact site in South Yarra, this existing 1930’s duplex comprised a ground floor and first floor apartment, each with its own external access. The owners wished to unite these two dwellings to form a single residence.

Powell Street House in South Yarra

Powell Street Home design by Robert Simeoni Architects

Powell Street House South Yarra design by Robert Simeoni Architects

The existing house had a quiet interior and muted light and the design was developed in response to this with a deliberate quietness, and the creation of a long diagonal view through the existing shallow floor plan.

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The ground floor addition formed a double height volume which incorporates a carefully located high level window and was conceived as a quiet space, with ambiguous connections between the existing and the new, the outside and inside. Bathrooms were designed with a selection of materials evocative of the 1930’s architecture of the original house.

Powell St House South Yarra South Yarra home design by Robert Simeoni Architects

The addition, and the new architectural elements generally, read as new inserted elements within the existing fabric, and contrast with the materiality of the original. This is expressed in the use of steel for the window frames and external cladding. Views were curated through the new steel windows utilising a combination of clear and opaque glazing. Internal colours were selected to connect spaces, and respond to the varying volumes and light conditions throughout the house.

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Powell Street House in South Yarra, Melbourne – Building Information

Design: Robert Simeoni Architects

Project size: 190 sqm
Site size: 234 sqm
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 2

Powell Street House South Yarra

Powell Street House South Yarra

Photography: Derek Swalwell

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Location: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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