A floor-to-ceiling renovation by Gibson Architects has transformed this 1960's bungalow into a sleek, contemporary house.

A floor-to-ceiling renovation by Gibson Architects has transformed this 1960's bungalow into a sleek, contemporary house.

Interior designer Jason Bonham introduced texture to balance the muted colour palette.

Interior designer Jason Bonham introduced texture to balance the muted colour palette.

Concrete, plasterboard, timber and glass – the full extent of the material palette for this home.

Concrete, plasterboard, timber and glass – the full extent of the material palette for this home.

Externally, board-formed concrete has been used to visually anchor the house to the site.

Externally, board-formed concrete has been used to visually anchor the house to the site.

This modern, corrugate-clad addition by Scarlet Architects sits behind a traditional villa.

This modern, corrugate-clad addition by Scarlet Architects sits behind a traditional villa.

A large window marks the link between the villa and the addition. The ceiling height in the addition has been lowered to reflect the standard ceiling height in a modern house.

A large window marks the link between the villa and the addition. The ceiling height in the addition has been lowered to reflect the standard ceiling height in a modern house.

The hallway dog-legs to the right into a living area. The sleek, black shelving is the first indication that all is not as it traditionally seems.

The hallway dog-legs to the right into a living area. The sleek, black shelving is the first indication that all is not as it traditionally seems.

From the street, one would expect to step into a classic villa interior.

From the street, one would expect to step into a classic villa interior.

This former mechanic's workshop has been transformed by architect Mark Smith into a family home with a large open-plan living area.

This former mechanic's workshop has been transformed by architect Mark Smith into a family home with a large open-plan living area.

A simple, industrial-style kitchen was chosen for its minimal look.

A simple, industrial-style kitchen was chosen for its minimal look.

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