T.M. and C.B’s Mid-Century Modern home in Blackburn, Victoria

Mid-Century Modern addition to this 1950’s home in Blackburn, Victoria. 3D rendered image prior to construction. Designed by Secret Design Studio.

Mid-Century Modern addition to this 1950’s home in Blackburn, Victoria. Designed by Secret Design Studio. Photo of completed project.

The redesign and extension of our 1950s home located in a National Trust street in Melbourne required an architect with specific knowledge and skills. We needed someone who could:
1) design an extension that would meet our needs while respecting the highly restrictive Special Landscape Overlay guidelines for our area set by local council
2) create additional space while protecting and enhancing the unique midcentury character of the original home
3) consider the changing needs of our family to design a home for the future
4) redesign the front facade of the home in keeping with the “bushland character” of the street

Alistair McLean’s knowledge of midcentury architecture and his practical advice has been priceless to our design process. He is keenly aware of the way space and design can affect the “flow” of a home and the way individuals interact and relate. He has helped us understand how small design decisions can have big implications at different stages of family life. Alistair is organised, efficient and reliable and I recommend his services readily to those seeking an expert with specialist knowledge of – and passion for – midcentury modern design. His patience and sense of humour make working with him an easy and enjoyable experience.”

Mid-Century Modern addition to this 1950’s home in Blackburn, Victoria. 3D rendered image prior to construction. Designed by Secret Design Studio.

Mid-Century Modern addition to this 1950’s home in Blackburn, Victoria. Photo of completed project. Designed by Secret Design Studio.