King Bill House

Located in Melbourne's Fitzroy neighborhood, the King Bill House puts a whimsical spin on a 1850s terrace home. Much of its original brick facade remains as a tribute to the structure's heritage while curved corrugated additions give the exterior a quirky touch that echoes the area's colorful character. Internally, rounded edges and playful details, like the hammock above the study, mimic the outside's eccentricity. The original lot has been expanded to a neighboring garden. To take advantage of its new verdant landscape, a winding, glass corridor connects the main house to an existing stable that has been converted into a garage and guesthouse. The glazed walkway not only fills the interior with natural light but also showcases the mature pear and silver birch trees that have occupied the property for decades.

Photos: Derek Swalwell / Austin Maynard Architects

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