Vanessa Fong Ar­chi­tect

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While her­itage homes have a charm only time can pro­duce, light-filled in­te­ri­ors are not of­ten a key fea­ture of these cov­eted build­ings of the past. Tasked with re­viv­ing the soul of a long and nar­row Vic­to­rian home, Vanessa Fong Ar­chi­tect pro­posed a com­plete reshuf­fling of the in­te­rior spa­ces, con­vert­ing the ex­ist­ing kitchen into a min­i­mal and bright liv­ing area. Blue-sky views were in­tro­duced via a 32.5-square-me­tre win­dow within a new dou­ble-height space, al­low­ing soft north­ern light to gen­tly il­lu­mi­nate the liv­ing space and coun­ter­act the “bowl­ing-al­ley” na­ture of this 100-year-old home. This light well unites se­cond storey with first, and al­lows both floors visual ac­cess to two decks and be­yond. Floor-to-ceil­ing slid­ing glass doors at grade pro­vide a seam­less in­door–out­door con­nec­tion, while a sim­ple coat of white paint main­tains a per­fect qual­ity of light, even on the cloud­i­est day. VF-A.COM

Pro­ject by Mazenga Build­ing Group; floor­ing from Mon­cer; win­dows and doors from Tiltco.

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