Australian design firm Cera Stribley Architects (CS-A) took an aging compact Edwardian row house in a hip inner suburb of Melbourne and used a holistic approach to transform it into a spacious home for a young family. The firm's directors, Chris Stribley and Domenic Cerantonio, collaborated with the clients in order to create a design that fit their active lifestyles. While the clients curated the home's furnishings and art, the firm redesigned the space, bringing the home from 1,300-square-feet to over 2,000-square-feet.
"We design the architecture and interiors together so there is always a continuity in the design," director Domenic Cerantonio said. As such, the firm concentrated on the rear courtyard, working to create a plan that kept the integrity of the home.