The Loft House is a delicate contemporary addition to an existing cottage. The previous living areas were cramped and dark, unsuitable for a growing family. With a clean, minimal palette, the new addition creates a larger home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious study and multiple garden areas.

Project Name: Loft House
Studio Name: Tom Robertson Architects
Project size: 200 m2
Site size: 160 m2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 2
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Lillie Thompson

Loft House by Tom Robertson Architects - Sheet1
Living Room ©Lillie Thompson

Strategically placed windows open the home to the courtyard and garden. In the living area, glass forms an elegant separation between the ceiling planes and internal walls, creating a sense of lightness and space.

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Bedroom ©Lillie Thompson

Refined material and colour palettes subtly reference the home’s heritage origins while maintaining a clean minimalist interior.

Loft House by Tom Robertson Architects - Sheet3
Kitchen+Dining ©Lillie Thompson

Internal brick walls are painted white in continuity with the monochrome colour palette and recall the brick walls of traditional cottages. In the bathroom, the texture of the white tiling is again reminiscent of brick, contributing a contemporary take on traditional materials.

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