NONDA is a house of historical and aesthetic significance as an unusual example of the work of local builder Algernon Elmore. The house demonstrates key characteristics of Elmore’s unique style, including the Bungalow style with an expansive roof, shingle gable detailing and characteristic window detailing. The house is important as one of several bungalows designed and constructed by Algernon Elmore and located in the former “Paddock” area of Blackburn. With its bush setting and expansive style house the property represents the early character of Blackburn.
Planning, Architecture & Interior Design
The proposed double storey extension is carefully positioned to the rear of existing house, site below the view line from street and tailored around the established mature vegetation in that part of the property. Its architecture language is rustic and modern to create a clear departure from architecture style of the heritage bungalow whilst being humble and respectful.
We have adopted a pitched roof form for the modern addition in keeping with the general built-form of the neighbourhood. The exterior pallet is composed of environmentally and economically sustainable materials such as natural timber cladding and weathertex board cladding on brick plinth alongside exposed brick walls and stucco render finish of the heritage bungalow.
The interior finishes palette is tailored to align with the overall architecture language- rich timber and subtle hues for the heritage bungalow while a sharp monochromatic palette is selected for the new addition. Artificial lighting is carefully laidout with select lighting types to highlight the coffered ceilings and other original features of the heritage component of the house.
NONDA makeover celebrates Elmore’s visionary houses whilst adopting it into the modern day living for its current owners.