Elwood Residence

Drake Design

Successfully linking past and present, the Elwood Residence’s timeless façade conceals an innovative and contemporary extension that brings the home into the 21st century through a combination of concrete, steel and glass.

1 award

Designed by Drake Design, Elwood Residence’s narrow site in one of Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs was maximised to create significant internal space for a growing family, including the introduction of an internal courtyard to bring natural light into the new areas.


The expansive space in the contemporary addition provides residents with an immensely private, inviting and lightfilled home.


The new upper floor offers an abundance of space for its occupants to unwind and socialise in while the choice of a minimal colour palette and complementary material selection has created a timeless outcome which preserves its Victorian era legacy and breathes new life into the home.