With the concrete slab down and now most of the timber framing having recently been installed, the building works are now progressing at this major renovation to a heritage house in Malvern with the installation of the timber roof trusses.
The builder has provided DX Architects with the this image of the roof trusses for our review prior to progressing with the truss fabrication. The roof for the rear alterations and additions to this heritage dwelling was carefully designed to continue the shape of the existing roof and create a seamless look between the old part of the house and the new additions.
The building and architectural design for this residential renovation in Malvern retains and enhances to existing front proportion, and adds a single story rear addition to accommodate and large open plan kitchen/ living and dining room which connects with the back yard. Interestingly this house has the name ‘Woollamai’ which was the name of the horse which one the 1875 Melbourne Cup which is approximately the time that the original part of this house was constructed. We haven’t been able to source any further connection between the original owners of this house and the horse that one the Melbourne Cup but can only assume of the connection.
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