alsocan architects
alsocan architects       1/52 Burnley St Richmond Victoria       03 9421 3433

  • front facade image
    3 storey terrace house addition surrounded by apartments, Port Melbourne
  • hallway image, doors closed
    Serpentine curved timber wall with hidden doors
  • hallway image, doors open
    Serpentine curved timber wall with doors open
  • kitchen image
    Existing living area refurbished with new kitchen & mezzanine study
  • kitchen image
    New kitchen in existing double height trussed roof space
  • kitchen image
    New kitchen in existing double height trussed roof space
  • bathroom image
    Bathroom off the timber curved hall
  • bathroom image
    Semi-recessed basin chosen by the client because the kids don't splash with this one
  • stair image
    Serpentine curved timber wall continues up to the first floor
  • stair image
    Looking back at the stairs
  • mezzanine study image
    Mezzanine study amongst the existing trusses
  • stair image
    Top level roof deck designed to block views of apartments and open to city
  • street view of poptop addition
    Owner-built poptop addition in a heritage area
  • first floor addition
    a first floor addition is a complex project for an owner builder
  • bathroom
    beautifully executed owner-built bathroom
  • timber stair
    a cantilevered timber stair
  • bedroom with deck view
    a bedroom with views and a deck tucked in the roof
  • standing seam roof detail
    We love standing seam metal roofs
  • back view, roofs and fences
    from the back, a palette of metal roofs and fences
  • back view, sun on metal
    shining in the sun
  • studio renovation hotel-style bathroom
    Pottery studio converted into hotelsuite-style home
  • hotel-style bathroom, before and after
    Large bathroom separated from bedroom by corner glazed doors
  • bedroom window trees above
    Skylight above bed to look at elm tree above
  • studio livingroom
    Living room tv, fireplace and display
  • before and after living
    Storage and panelling to finish and insulate old brick walls
  • studio renovation indoor outdoor living
    indoor outdoor, bar stools at bifold window bench
  • renovated facade of lofty living addition to victorian house
    Victorian house in Richmond returned to its former glory
  • ensuite bathroom  of lofty living addition to victorian house
    White & warm timber tones enliven the exterior & interior
  • lofty living & dining room addition in Richmond
    Lofty living space at rear, not visible from street
  • study & kitchen of lofty living room addition in Richmond
    Double height space over the living room
  • kitchen of lofty living room addition in Richmond
    Study over kitchen     photos by Shania Shegedyn
  • north fitzroy addition
    Extension to a workers cottage along a lane
  • north fitzroy addition along lane
    Enter directly into the new addition
  • dining room of north fitzroy addition
    Straight up stairs to the living room
  • interior of north fitzroy addition
    Roof wraps to townplanning setback    photos by Shania Shegedyn
  • plan of richmond teracehouse addition
    Old steep stair position becomes ensuite & wc
  • bedroom before & after views of an addition in hawthorn
    Renovation to Victorian house, before & after
  • ensuite bathroom before & after views of an addition in hawthorn
    Expanding & refreshing
  • kitchen before & after views of an addition in hawthorn
    Opening up the kitchen, dining & living room
  • kitchen addition in hawthorn
    New, clean & spacious
  • artist's living room addition
    Dynamic living room for an artist
  • ceiling of artist's living room addition
    Space & light subtly manipulated
  • plans & elevations of artist's living room addition
    Space & light subtly manipulated
  • previous additions to warehouse conversion
    Warehouse home conversion plans
  • warehouse conversion plans
    Warehouse alterations, playing with levels
  • warehouse conversion sections
    Overlapping storage areas, study & bed nooks for the kids
  • shop front home office, richmond
    alsoCAN's original home office
  • entries to house & office, home office, richmond
    Shopfront on the street & existing cottage behind
  • office view, home office, richmond
    Shopfront style office
  • home office, Richmond
    alsoCAN's previous home office
  • home office living room
    Shortlisted for an architecture award
  • home office sleeping pod
    Sleeping pod over the kitchen / dining

residential extensions

alsoCAN architects specialises in residential extensions & additions. We like to retain as much as we can. It's better for the environment & old houses have charm that we can compliment with new spaces.

We like locals contacting us to ask about renovating their home. We are happy to look & give initial Planning advice.

We've reached the second wave of inner city renovations. We have just completed a couple of additions at the front, where we retained the 90s additions at the rear.

An addition we have just completed in Port Melbourne has led to 2 more extensions we are about to start designing. We're designing an addition next door to one in Hawthorn we did a few years back. Soon there will be 3 additions in the same street. The joy of happy clients recommending us & clients returning to design their next house or addition.