Melbourne-based Adam Kane Architects has expanded an existing Californian Bungalow in the suburb of Brunswick, Victoria. The spacious dwelling conveys a wonderful use of white space and restraint, aided by the subtle tones of greys and natural wood. Brunswick House is founded on the basic principles of lightness and an engagement with its landscape. It reaches deeper into the site and opens to the North to create a series of welcome connections between the minimal interior and natural beauty of the outdoors. A sense of timelessness was essential to its continued relevance and allowed the residence to endure gracefully over time.
The new volumes to the rear see two simple yet striking rectilinear forms stack on top of one another. The new volumes slowly pivot away from one another, carving out an organically covered area below the upper form projects overhead. In Brunswick House, there is a clear dedication to essentialism and pure design, while intentionally avoiding any needless decoration. Through Adam Kane’s precision and refinement, a sense of calm emerges. It is a sanctuary in waiting. A comforting space that will undoubtedly help a growing family thrive.
Creating a home filled with natural light, the architects applied a minimal sensibility to the interior, accentuating its spaciousness. The airiness of the internal experience is emphasised by framed openings that encourage the surrounding curated garden landscape to conjure themselves as living artworks, shifting in colour and vibrancy throughout the year. While offering a place of protection and privacy, Brunswick House is contrastingly light and feels outwardly connected, blending effortlessly with nature.