Design is most successful when it is a collaboration. Bringing together a shared vision with enthusiasm and experience. This period renovation in East Malvern captures this idea beautifully.
There is no denying that the kitchen in this renovation is bold. Strong forms and rich textures come together with a harmony that defied the ideas on paper.
Integrated doors conceal utility spaces including pantry, laundry and powderoom. Detailing picks up on period features preserved throughout the home including the tiling which mimics that of the entry porch.
While it is ‘back of house’ the laundry is the greatest success of this renovation. The structural wall cavity has been cleverly used to maximse storage with the vertical frames defining design detail.
Redefining the first floor wet areas created opportunities for a new bathroom, ensuite and walk in robe. These spaces, simple in their detail and finish, are timeless, light filled and practical.
The extension, housing the internal works, links seamlessly to the existing dwelling. The kitchen connects to the extended terrace and servery via the steel framed window.
Direct access to the new powderoom is available via the outdoor shower framed by a new cantilevered timber pergola.
Photography by Damien Kook
Build by Rockcity Building Group
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
Build by SVS Projects
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.
The client brief for this project was to provide much needed, flexible, space within the constraints of a small urban block.
A contemporary, yet contextually appropriate, form has been conceived to house an undercroft, providing off street parking and covered recreation space, and small studio with bathroom.
Set at the rear of the property, and overlooking an imtimate courtyard, the building will enjoy northerly light.
Profiled cladding of both timber and metal will feature externally while the entry and studio space will be wrapped, internally, with ply.
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!