The partial renovation of this period home is the result of a shared vision and a love of design.
A new minimalist kitchen has been designed. Large format picture windows capture natural light with the planted corridor a backdrop to the splashback.
The existing utility rooms have been consolidated into a bathroom with separate powderoom.
The timber clad extension, is a flexible space that provides the opportunity for a guest bedroom / retreat or study. It also houses utilities.
A late addition to the brief, the plunge pool brings light and movement captured internally by the large, east facing, picture window.
Photography by Martina Gemmola. Styling by Ruth Welsby
An established relationship with the local area helped form and clarify the brief for this home.
The task was to create a weekend escape inspired by local and international coastal design that would suit the needs of the client's large family.
The home is broken into pavilions built around a central, protected, courtyard with direct views through to Western Port Phillip Bay.
The robust timber pergola, runs along the eastern facade and main entry. Softened by a maturing deciduous canopy, it frames not only the terraces but the vistas beyond.
The alterations and additions to this Edwardian semi detached home presented many challenges through design, planning and construction.
The result is a sympathetic reworking of the internal floor plan with a modest living extension providing the clients with the additional space needed for their growing family.
Photography by Rob Anderson
Re-designing a home under construction has been a unique and exciting challenge.
Sited on a small parcel of land overlooking Port Phillip Bay, the home has been re-imagined as a boathouse drawing it's inspiration from the Victorian bathing boxes dotted along the coast line.
Profiled zinc defines the main building form with distressed timber cladding, concrete render, steel and glass completing the exterior palette.
The voluminous entry encourages you to look up and beyond the living space to the master suite above.
Full height glass provides an uninterrupted cinematic backdrop to the open plan living space.
This penthouse interior, part of 'The Rise' development, is a bespoke design for its developer owner.
The architecture, by Orbit Solutions + Arcadia Studio, has created opportunities for the interior spaces to enjoy multiple aspects. Spaces are open and light filled with higher than normal ceilings allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the home.
Spaces are well proportioned and functional. Detailing is clean and crisp with a sophisticated, textured palette that compliments the client, the building and it's context.
This project has lead to the opportunity to collaborate with the Architects on the remaining apartment interiors.
They say the hardest thing for a designer is to design their own home. Well this is ours. My partner and I have explored our needs over a number of years to come up with what we feel is the right design for us. Our home.
The house is a modest single level with one bedroom and a linked studio space that will be self contained for flexibility.
The material palette will be made up of blockwork, timber and steel with full height glazing concentrated to the north and east.
The home will hover just slightly above the landscape where we will finally have grass - REAL GRASS!