A Classic Victorian Terrace, Reimagined As Three Light-Filled Pavilions
Fitzroy Bridge House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design started as a typical Victorian terrace: beautiful, but lacking in natural light and ventilation.
Rather than add a contrasting extension (a common heritage renovation approach), the architects designed a series of mews-like buildings to expand the Melbourne home.
Breaking the linear layout that typically defines these historic terraces, the updated home features three separate volumes, linked by a glass bridge above and two internal courtyards below. This ingenious approach invites light and air into the narrow site, without compromising on movement or space within.