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Empire: Seamless Renovation Blends Heritage and Modern

A modern, open-concept home surrounded by lush greenery and featuring clean architectural lines.

Empire, a stunning renovation and addition by award-winning Australian architecture firm Austin Maynard Architects, is a testament to the transformative power of thoughtful design. Located in Canberra, this modest, inter-war style bungalow has been reborn as a contemporary family home that seamlessly blends the old and the new. The project’s carefully crafted details, such as the handfinished white metal shingles, showcase the architects’ dedication to preserving the character of the original structure while infusing it with a fresh, modern aesthetic.

Cast Corbel House: Blending Victorian Charm and Contemporary Flair

A two-story brick home with dormers, an extended porch, and large windows overlooking a landscaped garden.

In the heart of Norwich’s verdant Golden Triangle, architects Grafted have breathed new life into Cast Corbel House, a meticulously redesigned five-bedroom detached home that celebrates material exploration and artisanal craftsmanship. Launched in 2022, the Norwich-based design firm seamlessly blended the property’s Victorian heritage with a striking contemporary extension featuring a geometric precast and brick façade.

Grafted‘s commitment to delivering high-quality design and exceptional craftsmanship is evident throughout this debut project, from the handcrafted oak cabinetry in the kitchen to the undulating pattern of the precast concrete panels adorning the exterior.