Positioned on a generously proportioned block in Melbourne’s Toorak, this grand 1930’s house was renovated and prolonged lately with Lucy Clemenger Architects at the helm. Household to an artwork expert, the redesign has confirmed the fantastic backdrop to the owner’s large and escalating art assortment – total, in uses colour and texture to good effect.
“Designed for a spouse and children of 5, the project involved a important renovation to the heritage villa and a sympathetic addition to the dwelling,” claims Lucy Clemenger of the house that sits on a tree lined road and offers sweeping panoramic views across leafy Toorak.
The heritage home was thoroughly replanned to contain a sitting down place adjoining a dining home, a spacious new open strategy kitchen and residing space and a property office environment. The stair was relocated to link with the very first-floor rumpus place, learn suite, private terrace and the children’s bedrooms.
“Once a stubborn flooring strategy, the structure unlocked the space organizing offering increase to plainly described zones, and a fresh modernised house for our purchasers and their enviable collection of up to date Australian and Asian artwork,” states Lucy.
Critical to the renovation was the introduction of new openings between the areas which makes it possible for the relatives to appreciate the areas (and art!) from earlier unavailable vantage factors.
The home’s material palette is a textural delight with marbled stone, brass accents, deep walnut timber flooring and joinery paired with pops of pink. “Drawing inspiration from 1930’s artwork deco interiors and in unique Le Corbusier’s c.1931 architectural polychromy, the interiors blend harmonious color palettes with up to date detailing.”
Pictures: Shannon McGrath, Natalie James and GB Art Consulting