Merri Extension

A small-footprint extension amongst the Eucalypts

Location & Brief

Northcote, Victoria

3 Bed 1 Bath 1 Living

Scope of Works

Architectural design

Interior Design



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7.2 Star NatHERS Rating

In the heart of Northcote, the Merri Extension effortlessly blends urban convenience with natural tranquillity. Designed for owners passionate about impact investing and renewable energy, this small-footprint extension honours heritage while embracing modern values. Its exterior, nestled amidst lush gardens and native flora, exudes both elegance and earthiness. Inside, abundant natural light illuminates three upstairs bedrooms, creating a treetop living experience for the kids. Downstairs, an industrial fireplace anchors the living area, connecting seamlessly with the outdoor decking. Designed for connection and functionality, shared spaces facilitate meaningful gatherings while offering versatility for indoor-outdoor living. From woodfired pizza nights to quiet moments among the Eucalypts, this extension fosters deeper connections with nature, oneself, and loved ones, redefining family living in harmony with the environment.

see this home’s impact


Merri Extension

impact over its lifetime

Measured by auditing tool, eTool


balloons of co2 gas removed from the atmosphere


Trees planted


the amount of zero energy Australian homes for a year


number of cars taken off the road

As a renovation project to an existing heritage home, it can sometimes be challenging to reach our carbon reduction targets. The existing house had a low energy rating due to lack of insulation and high performance glazing, while also being powered by a gas hot water system and heated by a gas-powered hydronic system.

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Located at 11 Princes street, St Kilda, 3182, Victoria

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