Kiah House by @austinmaynardarchitects
Kiah House is an addition to a weatherboard cottage in North Fitzroy, Melbourne. The extension comprises two separate pieces of architecture, the master bedroom ‘haven’ - which sits beside the original house extending to the northern boundary, and the separate office poised above. The original house, built in 1927, has been respectfully restored and updated with a new kitchen and bathroom.
The owners, Angela and Rahul had a clear idea of what a home meant to them - “a sanctuary”. They wanted a light and airy house, with a “strong and positive vibe”, to entertain friends and family and also to relax and meditate. The bathroom at Kiah takes you to a different place. The sunken brick bath, big enough for two, has an earthy character similar to the ancient Onsen. The master bedroom retreat, with a dedicated Buddhist prayer space, opens up to the garden and ponds via sliding double-glazed glass panels, blurring the lines between inside and outside. An old towering lemon-scented gum tree is embraced and encircled, both physically and metaphorically. .
Built by CBD Contracting .
Photo by @tesskellyphotography