Architectural Concept – 19 Marlborough Ave Camberwell

The Golf Links Estate in Camberwell had a very distinctive uniform style – and it had a real charm. If you are lover of the English style (that is to say brick homes, with tiled roofs, timber windows and cottage gardens) then you will like this precinct of Camberwell.

This home has many pluses, and great bones for renovation and extension, which are:

  • North facing rear aspect
  • Pretty facade
  • Good sized volume on two levels

While very liveable in its current form, the central kitchen, dated utility areas and lack of a bathroom to the first floor are obvious weaknesses for modern day living in this house presently.

While a bigger scale renovation could easily be created, the response below looks to keep the first floor envelope and only extend back the rest of the house in a small way. It is in a way spending as little as possible to achieve a functional plan and helping to avoid overcapitalisation.