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    Default A house in Adelaide, Australia

    A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.




    Brammy and Kyprianou hardly touched the front of their house, an 1880 sandstone and brick Victorian with galvanized iron ornamentation.









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    I kind of love it. That backyard rocks and it looks serene and comfortable.

    The front looks like a completely mis-matched photo. If that's really the front of the house, it doesn't go with the rest in any way. Not sure about that hole in the floor but there might be some kind of ladder or something.

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    Lots of natural light!! I like so much about this...
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    I like except for the toilet. It looks like a bubble. LOL!

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    I love everything about this house.
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    The front of the house is totally mismatched from the back and interior. That being said, I do love the rest of it.
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    This style is very common in Australia, because we have so much sunshine and such a mild climate. My house is a similar style/period as the front of this, and although mine retains most of its original features almost every other house in my row (of about 18) has been renovated in a similar style to this ie opening up the back and a second storey with lots of glass.

    The pool is exactly the way I would have mine if I had the money to renovate.
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    This is pretty awesome! I like the bubble toilet. Pretty sure the hole in the floor has glass on top of it; I guess that's one way to make sure the kids don't drain the wine collection.
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    I dont like the old stuff that's attached to the hot modern stuff
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    i've seen this house before and i love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    I dont like the old stuff that's attached to the hot modern stuff
    The Aussies would obviously know better than I, but from my experience (editing an Australian construction magazine) you see this a lot in the denser, older cities. There seems to be an innate respect for the historic facades - they're often well-maintained and when not, restored - but also a need to expand, often out the rear like this, and with a fairly modern aesthetic. I kind of like the look, personally.
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    Old houses usually have some kind of heritage/preservation order on them so changing the frontage isn't allowed. But you can tack on a real Tracy Island extension on the back provided it's not visible from the street. This kind of renovation isn't unusual here. Putting big houses on small blocks of land also isn't unusual and you can often extend right up to the side boundary. Lotsa houses like this in most Aussie inner cities.
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    I love it! I've noticed attaching modern structures to older facades does seem to be quite common in Australian cities. You don't see that in many cities in the States except in older Northeastern cities.

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    This is cute!
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    I love everything about this house.
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