Australian Federation Bungalow Home Renovation Says Goodbye to Outdoor Toilet | NONAGON.style
Australian Federation Bungalow Home Renovation Says Goodbye to Outdoor Toilet

Australian Federation Bungalow Home Renovation Says Goodbye to Outdoor Toilet

A quiet design approach boasts beautiful results

Isobel McKenzie
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Isobel McKenzie
on January 20th 2018
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Federation Architecture in Australia

It was in 1901 that Australia’s territories united, forming a federation and creating the constitution and country we know today. The architecture of this time embraced the verandas and natural flora and fauna. You see lattice fences, Queen Anne style homes with gables, and plenty of bungalows. These are all commonplace features of federation era homes. This home tour is a beautiful melding history and modernity, an eclectic federation bungalow home renovation that doesn’t pit styles against each other.

 

Facade view of Palmerston St renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

Bungalow Home Renovation

This bungalow in Perth held on to many memories, from the flood and fire damaged parts of the home, and the old stable which had become structurally unsound after 100 years. The home owners loved the shape of the home, but wanted to make it more adaptable to modern living.

Exterior view of Australian bungalow in Palmerston St. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

Old and New Elements

Goodbye to the mandarin tree, the grapevines and the laundry room. No more outdoor toilet, either! These parts of the bungalow were removed to make a more contemporary space. A master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom has been added on.

 

That’s not to say everything was stripped away from the house, though. The tall arches in the hallway, doorways, neo-Corinthian pillars in the front, and the 1960s-era flat veranda roof; these were all kept in the new rendition of the home for an eclectic elegance.

Federation era bungalow corridor view in Palmerston St., Australia. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Open plan dining room and living area in bungalow in Palmerston St. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

Construction and the Kitchen

The new designs were created by architecture firm Vittino Ashe. The driving force behind the studio is a goal to elevate the everyday. With this in mind, one of the major overhauls in the home was at its heart; the kitchen.

 

The kitchen cabinetry is new, albeit with a nod to mid-century modern styling. While the main layout of the home remained, with the kitchen, living room and dining area all roughly where they were before, some of the outside walls were extended to create more room. An additional veranda was added to the back to create a covered outdoor area.

Open plan dining room and living area in 1900s era bungalow in Palmerston St. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

The practical reasons for having a lot of open indoor-to-outdoor spaces are supported by the aesthetics too. To have the breeze pass through the home, provides a natural air conditioning unit. Score one for nature.

 

The open plan format also allows for a united family zone, as this tot can show you!

Open plan living room view of Palmerston St renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Dining room view of 1990s bungalow in Palmerston St. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

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Kitchen view of 1900s era bungalow in Australia. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Kitchen view of Australian Federation era bungalow renovation, Palmerston St - Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Kitchen view of 1900s era bungalow in Palmerston St. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

That’s not to say everything is open plan! A quiet nook in the back, behind the kitchen cabinet, creates a private spot. Making aware that there is less natural light, the room works well as a TV room or when the homeowners need a quiet spot.

Cozy nook in Palmerston St renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Cozy nook living room with orange sofa in Australian Federation era bungalow renovation. Palmerston St project by Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Bathroom renovation in Federation era bungalow , Palmerston St. Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Wet room in bungalow in Palmerston St. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Bathroom renovation in Federation era bungalow, Palmerston St. Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

Bathrooms remain neutral but striking in their play with light and shadow, thanks to the skylight.

Architectural view of bungalow shower renovation, Palmerston St - Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Orange wood tones and a white backdrop in 1900s Australian bungalow in Palmerston St. Renovation by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Bedroom renovation in Australian Federation era bungalow, Palmerston St. Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Bathroom renovation in 1900s era bungalow , Palmerston St. Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Bathroom renovation in Federation bungalow, Palmerston St. Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style
Outside view of Federation Era bungalow renovation. Palmerston St project by Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

One of my favorite bits of the house is seeing the simplicity of the construction, the bungalow with a low roof, rooms flowing through the property and a veranda to enjoy the outside under the shade.

 

The modern comforts blend well in this federation bungalow home, with a renovation that brings an elegance to the house.

Outside view of Australian Federation era bungalow renovation. Palmerston St project by Architecture by Vittino Ashe | NONAGON.style

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