Modern Victorian is a project designed by Frank Franco Architects. The design objective was to bring the 110-year-old dwelling up to contemporary standards by adding a three-story rear addition, improving the overall layout, and updating the interior finishes. While one partner felt strongly about maintaining the traditional character of the home, the other hoped to achieve a boldly modern aesthetic. To suit both tastes, the Victorian style front facade is respected and maintained, while the new addition at the rear is contrastingly modern. Photography by Bob Gundu.