Historic home in Northcote, Melbourne has been renovated to be chic and contemporary

An Edwardian home in the heart of the suburbs of a major Australian city hides an ultra-chic renovation designed by its star architect owner.

While the facade stays true to its early 1900s roots, the modern rear extension blends the old with the new, giving the home a cool, contemporary feel.

Located just 20 minutes north of Melbourne city center in Northcote, the stylish pad was renovated in 2020 by architecture and design firm Margo Studio director and owner Amy Carroll.

Constructed from raw materials such as recycled brick, wood, brass and terracotta, the bespoke extension houses the main living area of ​​the property with a kitchen, lounge, dining room, family area, study area and outdoor entertaining terrace.

Behind the Edwardian facade of this historic house lies a delightfully modern extension designed by its star architect owner

While the facade stays true to its early 1900s roots, the modern rear extension blends the old with the new, giving the home a cool, contemporary feel

While the facade stays true to its early 1900s roots, the modern rear extension blends the old with the new, giving the home a cool, contemporary feel

Located just 20 minutes north of Melbourne city center in Northcote, the stylish pad was renovated in 2020 by architecture and design firm Margo Studio director and owner Amy Carroll

Located just 20 minutes north of Melbourne city center in Northcote, the stylish pad was renovated in 2020 by architecture and design firm Margo Studio director and owner Amy Carroll

The renovation was completed using raw materials such as recycled brick, wood, brass and terracotta

The bespoke extension hosts the main living area of ​​the property with kitchen, lounge, dining room, family area, study nook and outdoor entertaining terrace

Constructed from raw materials such as recycled brick, wood, brass and terracotta, the bespoke extension houses the main living area of ​​the property with a kitchen, lounge, dining room, family area, study area and outdoor entertaining terrace.

The open-plan kitchen flows into the family area and features a butler’s pantry, curved stone island bench with breakfast bar, dotted chewing gum cabinets, green tiled back wall and luxurious brass fittings.

The spacious dining room, encased in wood textures and with a high angled ceiling, opens through expansive sliding doors to the pergola deck and garden.

The two-level addition also features a separate sunken living room with exposed brick walls, a cozy fireplace, a custom-designed study, and a window seat with cafe opening.

Ms Carroll told realestate.com.au that the main living area was “strategically designed” to be integrated into the backyard, which features an outdoor fireplace and is filled with lush native flora.

The open-plan kitchen flows into the family area and features a butler's pantry, curved stone island bench with breakfast bar, dotted chewing gum cabinets, green tiled back wall and luxurious brass fittings

The open-plan kitchen flows into the family area and features a butler’s pantry, curved stone island bench with breakfast bar, dotted chewing gum cabinets, green tiled back wall and luxurious brass fittings

The split level addition also has a separate sunken living room with exposed brick walls, a cozy fireplace and a window seat with cafe opening

The split level addition also has a separate sunken living room with exposed brick walls, a cozy fireplace and a window seat with cafe opening

The spacious dining room, encased in wood textures and with a high angled ceiling, opens through expansive sliding doors to the pergola deck and garden

Ms Carroll told realestate.com.au that the main living area was

The spacious dining room, encased in wood textures and with a high angled ceiling, opens through expansive sliding doors to the pergola deck and garden

The master bedroom's open plan bathroom is a spa-like sanctuary with terracotta tiles complemented by the deep red double vanity, luxurious freestanding bathtub and ribbed glass wall

The master bedroom’s open plan bathroom is a spa-like sanctuary with terracotta tiles complemented by the deep red double vanity, luxurious freestanding bathtub and ribbed glass wall

“The dining room can be fully opened up and transformed into an airy gazebo, and the brick wall in the living room doubles as a seat for the outdoor fireplace,” she said.

‘On cooler evenings we like to sit around the fire pit or play records in the cozy sunken retreat.’

Period details such as the high ceilings, original ornate fireplaces and hardwood floors are preserved at the front of the home with the huge master suite.

An Art Nouveau fireplace in the master bedroom adds a touch of glamor and a stained glass bay window allows sunlight to fill the spacious oasis.

An Art Nouveau fireplace in the master suite adds a touch of glamor and a stained glass bay window allows sunlight to fill the spacious oasis

An Art Nouveau fireplace in the master suite adds a touch of glamor and a stained glass bay window allows sunlight to fill the spacious oasis

Additional features include a custom designed study, three other spacious bedrooms, the quaint white columned porch, a second entrance from the utility yard, and a backyard shed and storeroom

Additional features include a custom designed study, three other spacious bedrooms, the quaint white columned porch, a second entrance from the utility yard, and a backyard shed and storeroom

The front of the home, which houses the enormous master suite, retains historic details such as the high ceilings, original ornate fireplaces, stained glass windows and hardwood floors

Period details such as the high ceilings, original ornate fireplaces, stained glass windows and hardwood floors are preserved at the front of the home with the huge master suite

The old-meets-new style property is currently on the market and is scheduled for auction on Saturday, June 4th with a target price of $3.1-$3.3 million

The old-meets-new style property is currently on the market and is scheduled for auction on Saturday, June 4th with a target price of $3.1-$3.3 million

The open plan bathroom is a spa-like sanctuary with terracotta tiling complemented by the deep red double vanity, luxurious freestanding bathtub and ribbed glass wall.

Other features include three more spacious bedrooms, the quaint porch with white columns, a second entrance from the utility yard, and a backyard shed and storeroom.

The old-meets-new style property is currently on the market and is scheduled for auction on Saturday, June 4th with a target price of $3.1-$3.3 million.

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