This small addition in Fitzroy North was driven by the client’s need to accommodate a growing family and a collection of artefacts gathered from extensive travels. A new double storey volume straddles the tight corner of a wedge-shaped site, snugly augmenting the existing single storey residence. Internal punctuations emphasise this newly introduced verticality and maximise natural light, contrasting the dark atmosphere of the existing home. The abandonment of superfluous materials due a tight project budget offers warmth and character in the natural timber tones of the exposed structure and raw timber panelling. Moments of refuge and aspect are offered across both levels, gazing inward to a collection of curated artefacts and outwards to mature courtyard spaces carved out from the original backyard landscape.