In East London, this addition blends seamlessly with a pre-existing brick Victorian home, with the deliberate exception of a massive glass wraparound that perfectly frames the new dining room.
By adding an M-shaped addition to a previously dark Victorian in Melbourne, Australia, architect Melissa Bright was able to draw sunlight deep into the home. The roof's geometric shape makes the interior feel more expansive than it actually is and the painted ceiling boards draw the eyes upward.
Though its brick facade remains untouched, this Dublin home swapped out a musty conservatory for a fresh rear extension composed of minimal yet eye-catching triangular planes that help draw light inside.
After the interior of Janna Stark's San Francisco Victorian was gutted by a fire, she wanted to somehow commemorate the event while also giving her home a fresh look. Local architects Hulett Jones and Paul Haydu sliced some of the home's charred framing into strips, which reveals the patterning of the old-growth beams, as well as their burned edges.
Architect Gregory Phillips helped a family maintain the old world charms of their 1870s Victorian outside of London, while also adding spaces that would correspond to their 21st-century lifestyle. The new space was conceived as a blank canvas that would break from traditional English interiors with its minimal furniture and exotic foliage.