When: October 2011 - November 2013
Location: Coburg
Team: Michelle Emma James, Ammon Beyerle, Liling Kong, Katherine Sampson

This is a small project to alter a home in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg. The project is to build the capacity and flexibility of a large family home by making some small changes. As the family is getting older, the aim was to convert Fran & Michael’s daughter Imogen’s old room, their current bedroom, and laundry into a conveniently small unit (including bedroom, dressing room, living area and ensuite). It also includes a new laundry and an upgrade to the amenity of the existing bathroom to allow for future wheelchair accessibility, etc.

We were introduced to Fran and Michael through their daughter Imogen, as we are working on her house with Michael Chew in Castlemaine. We were very pleased to take on such a small everyday project.

The house has a strong heritage character that we all wanted to maintain. We have slowly worked together to develop the layout, colours and details to fit with the existing character through many collaborative design meetings. Flexibility has been an important concept for the project, potentially allowing Frances and Michael to live in a small portion of the house in three different configurations, always in comfort.

This project has completed construction.

(Last update 29/11/13)


When: October 2011 - November 2013
Location: Coburg
Team: Michelle Emma James, Ammon Beyerle, Liling Kong, Katherine Sampson

This is a small project to alter a home in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg. The project is to build the capacity and flexibility of a large family home by making some small changes. As the family is getting older, the aim was to convert Fran & Michael’s daughter Imogen’s old room, their current bedroom, and laundry into a conveniently small unit (including bedroom, dressing room, living area and ensuite). It also includes a new laundry and an upgrade to the amenity of the existing bathroom to allow for future wheelchair accessibility, etc.

We were introduced to Fran and Michael through their daughter Imogen, as we are working on her house with Michael Chew in Castlemaine. We were very pleased to take on such a small everyday project.

The house has a strong heritage character that we all wanted to maintain. We have slowly worked together to develop the layout, colours and details to fit with the existing character through many collaborative design meetings. Flexibility has been an important concept for the project, potentially allowing Frances and Michael to live in a small portion of the house in three different configurations, always in comfort.

This project has completed construction.

(Last update 29/11/13)