Brighton House by Adam Kane Architects

Architecture Adam Kane ArchitectsVia The Local Project
Location Brighton, MelbournePhotography Timothy Kaye

Text by Adam Kane Architects: Extending the generosity of proportion and sense of grandeur of the original home, Brighton House sees the expansion of an existing Edwardian residence into its open and light filled contemporary. In navigating the equally liberal site, the proposal seeks to enhance connections with the surrounding landscape as a key living function of the home. Located amongst neighbours of fitting scale and stature, a modern and refined series of gestures ensure an imbedded longevity and relevance underpin the home.

Balancing the old with the new, the proposal utilises a series of linear approaches to reinforce a sense of clarity and calm throughout. With wide and full-scale glazing ensuring uninterrupted views, the connection to vistas beyond are optimised, while still retaining a respectful sense of privacy. Deliberately wide corridors then ensure an ease of movement and flow, further fuelling a sense of opulence and luxury…”

© Photography by Timothy Kaye
© Photography by Timothy Kaye
© Photography by Timothy Kaye


“… As a central sculptural element, a helical stair connects the levels and sits at the transitional point between old and new, marked by a subtle line. An additional level sits tucked into the original attic space, anchoring the upper volume as the generous master wing form cantilevers out over the living space below. Brighton House draws light from curated angles and from above to illuminate and animate the interior, while restraint and refinement ensure attuned details are instilled throughout.”

© Photography by Timothy Kaye
© Photography by Timothy Kaye
© Photography by Timothy Kaye

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