North Fitzroy House
Architect . Jean-Paul Rollo Architects / Construction . Inspiration Building / Photography . Peter Bennetts
This renovation to a house in the North Fitzroy completely transforms the interior. It’s the third life for the house – from a 100 year old Victorian cottage, turned into a brick veneer in the 70’s, built by the owner himself, as the story goes, has now become a contemporary house with a light filled interior for a young couple and their three children.
The service spaces previously located on the north have been relocated to the south side of the house to allow for north-facing living. The eastern aspect, meanwhile, has been reconfigured with large glazed timber sliding doors to connect the internal and external spaces.
An existing tandem garage has been divided to create a self-contained studio overlooking the backyard.
The material palette include a custom-fabricated 8mm folded steel-plate blackened, waxed stair-case; terrazzo-tiled floor; concrete bench tops; and bespoke handles and coat hooks crafted by a local steel fabricator and hand-finished by the architect.