A heritage residential home in St Kilda needed renovations to upgrade its current small kitchen and accommodate the client’s needs, balancing tight planning overlay and site restrictions. The exposed steel frame required careful consideration to ensure the detailing of the connections to be sufficiently rigid and sturdy, whilst visually pleasing. Large sliding doors transform the conservatory into an airy verandah during summer days, which close to keep solar heat in during cold Melbourne winters. Louvre windows and retractable shades incorporated throughout allow a view of the lush north garden. The kitchen can be fully opened for indoor/outdoor entertaining integrated into the glass conservatory. The new bathroom creates an internal garden, allowing water views while preserving privacy.