Melbourne I Australia
Status : Completed 2018
Borne from a desire to showcase the owner’s collection of cars, this project was commissioned to create a contemporary interior in a classic Edwardian in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A stunning marriage of Edwardian charm and modern apartment-style living resulted, juxtaposing grand, joyful entertaining with intimate family living.
Collaborating with a like-minded Builder, our designers selected quality materials that were crisp and clean. Careful material selection enabled beautiful reflections of the stained glass windows of the original house to serve as both a feature and inspiration for the colour palette throughout. The original house has been respected and restored to its former glory, with modest contemporary inclusions to improve function and amenity without detracting from the character.
The key to the success of this design is found in the seamless integration of old and new; the flow of spaces between what has been found and what has been created; and the diminishment of the boundaries between inside and outside.