A Carlton terrace takes indoor-outdoor living to the next level
STEP beyond the charming veranda of this Victorian terrace home to find a bright and airy newly renovated two-storey delight. At the heart of the home is a courtyard with a vertical garden, which draws in light to the main bedroom and lounge room, and opens up to create a seamless indooroutdoor entertaining area.
Air flows from the front of the home, through the open staircase to the kitchen and dining area, which opens on to a second courtyard at the rear of the property.
The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, overhead storage, marble benchtop and integrated fridge.
The owner said the home was designed to maximise space while retaining the traditional street frontage. “From Barkly St you can’t see the extension and would assume it is another single storey worker’s cottage, but when people walk through they say ‘oh wow’,” she said.
“The house really breathes, you can cool the house down in 15 minutes, instead of turning on the airconditiong. It’s kind of a smart house.”
Aside from the living area and courtyard, she said her favourite room was the hidden ensuite, concealed behind the wardrobe doors.
Other features include a study nook, fireplace, hydronic heating, cooling, double-glazing, Europeanstyle tilt-turn windows, reclaimed hardwood floors and Italian designer tiles.