Situated on a generously proportioned block in Melbourne’s Toorak, this grand 1930’s home was renovated and extended not long ago with Lucy Clemenger Architects at the helm. Dwelling to an art expert, the redesign has established the ideal backdrop to the owner’s big and escalating art collection – overall, in takes advantage of colour and texture to fantastic influence.
“Designed for a loved ones of 5, the job integrated a major renovation to the heritage villa and a sympathetic addition to the dwelling,” suggests Lucy Clemenger of the residence that sits on a tree lined street and offers sweeping panoramic sights across leafy Toorak.
The heritage residence was cautiously replanned to contain a sitting down room adjoining a eating home, a spacious new open up system kitchen area and living area and a house place of work. The stair was relocated to hook up with the first-floor rumpus home, learn suite, personal terrace and the children’s bedrooms.
“Once a stubborn ground plan, the design unlocked the space preparing providing increase to evidently described zones, and a new modernised residence for our customers and their enviable assortment of contemporary Australian and Asian art,” says Lucy.
Key to the renovation was the introduction of new openings concerning the spaces which makes it possible for the spouse and children to recognize the spaces (and artwork!) from previously unavailable vantage details.
The home’s content 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 art deco interiors and in specific Le Corbusier’s c.1931 architectural polychromy, the interiors merge harmonious colour palettes with up to date detailing.”
Pictures: Shannon McGrath, Natalie James and GB Art Consulting