Situated on a generously proportioned block in Melbourne’s Toorak, this grand 1930’s household was renovated and prolonged not too long ago with Lucy Clemenger Architects at the helm. Residence to an art consultant, the redesign has verified the best backdrop to the owner’s substantial and rising artwork collection – all round, in makes use of colour and texture to good effect.
“Designed for a household of five, the venture integrated a sizeable renovation to the heritage villa and a sympathetic addition to the dwelling,” suggests Lucy Clemenger of the dwelling that sits on a tree lined avenue and features sweeping panoramic views across leafy Toorak.
The heritage house was very carefully replanned to consist of a sitting down home adjoining a eating home, a roomy new open plan kitchen area and living space and a house business office. The stair was relocated to connect with the initially-flooring rumpus place, master suite, private terrace and the children’s bedrooms.
“Once a stubborn flooring approach, the structure unlocked the space setting up giving rise to plainly outlined zones, and a contemporary modernised property for our purchasers and their enviable assortment of contemporary Australian and Asian artwork,” states Lucy.
Key to the renovation was the introduction of new openings between the areas which permits the relatives to recognize the areas (and art!) from formerly unavailable vantage factors.
The home’s product 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 incorporate harmonious colour palettes with contemporary detailing.”
Photography: Shannon McGrath, Natalie James and GB Art Consulting