Absolutely not! But I'm so impressed with the way in which a new wing has been linked to the original building, a pretty mid-Victorian cottage complete with eye-lash verandah in the gorgeous suburb of South Yarra in Melbourne. It's bold, modern & light-filled, & yet sits so comfortably with the main house. The land obviously slopes down at the rear, so the Architect was able to play with the different levels, incorporating a lap pool & interesting decks & entertaining levels as well as the new 2-storey addition with home theatre & gym. Bordered by the meandering Yarra River, in walking distance to the fabulous shopping precincts of Chapel St. & Toorak Rd. & a few minutes from the CBD, South Yarra has always been high on my list of Melbourne favourites.
Garden by Andrew Renn