Positioned on a generously proportioned block in Melbourne’s Toorak, this grand 1930’s household was renovated and extended not long ago with Lucy Clemenger Architects at the helm. Property to an art consultant, the redesign has demonstrated the ideal backdrop to the owner’s substantial and escalating art selection – over-all, in employs color and texture to fantastic influence.

Entry hall
Entry corridor

“Designed for a family of 5, the undertaking involved a major renovation to the heritage villa and a sympathetic addition to the dwelling,” says Lucy Clemenger of the property that sits on a tree lined avenue and offers sweeping panoramic sights across leafy Toorak.

A pop of playful pink can be found in the kitchen area
Dining room
Dining – we appreciate the multi-coloured chairs

The heritage residence was very carefully replanned to consist of a sitting down home adjoining a dining place, a spacious new open up approach kitchen area and living room and a home office. The stair was relocated to link with the initially-flooring rumpus space, grasp suite, private terrace and the children’s bedrooms.

The bathroom performs superbly with colour and texture
Grasp bed room

“Once a stubborn flooring strategy, the design unlocked the room arranging giving increase to obviously outlined zones, and a fresh modernised house for our clients and their enviable selection of up to date Australian and Asian artwork,” suggests Lucy.

Critical to the renovation was the introduction of new openings among the spaces which permits the loved ones to enjoy the areas (and artwork!) from beforehand unavailable vantage factors.

Living room
Dwelling room
Sitting room
Sitting room

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 art deco interiors and in distinct Le Corbusier’s c.1931 architectural polychromy, the interiors mix harmonious color palettes with contemporary detailing.”

The front of the property

Images: Shannon McGrath, Natalie James and GB Art Consulting

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