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Aussie Architect Adds A Minimalist Garden Room to His Mother's House and It's the Sweetest Thing

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All photos by <a href="">Ben Hosking</a> via <a href="">Dwell</a>
All photos by Ben Hosking via Dwell

Never one to shy away from inspiring
backyard extensions, Australia has delivered another lovely example of how contemporary design can spice up older, more traditional dwellings. Over in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg, Australian architect Tim Angus recently completed a striking backyard addition project for his mother, a lover of art, architecture, and Thai gardens living in a century-old Edwardian bungalow. The new 320-square-foot space is sheltered in a minimalist box constructed of reclaimed wooden rafters painted in black ash oil.

Completely hidden from the street, the extension actually hides a glassy living room that opens out to the garden. Details like custom aluminum louvre sunshades above the large glass windows help shade the space from harsh sunlight.

· Melbourne Garden Room is a blackened wood extension to a century-old Edwardian house [Dezeen]
· 7 Australian Homes with Spectacular Backyard Extensions [Curbed]
· This Dark Wooden Box Hides the Ultimate Book Lover's Escape [Curbed]