A couple in Melbourne, Australia had their first child on the way when they opted to take on yet another adventure: the renovation of a 200-year-old house. The property sits among Edwardian and Victorian-era homes in a historic neighborhood, and its interior reflected its age: the structure was cramped and dark, and an outhouse stood in the backyard. The pair was determined to create a bright and open space where they could raise a family, so they hired Nigel Grigg from ITN Architects to reimagine this property anew. By keeping the existing rear garage and outhouse — which will soon be turned into a separate studio apartment — the team was able to build the address toward the rear of the site, complete with south-facing glass doors that lead out to the fruit trees in the manicured backyard. And because the owners also wanted to make room for their 20th century furniture and art, the layout was designed with strictly straight lines to provide a clean backdrop for the collection. In the end, the old property got a fresh start as a modern place for a family of three.