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Thursday
Dec042014

Hams and Bacon

OK. OK. It's a produce store, coffee stop, sandwich purveyor (sister store to Pope Joan) and not a domestic interior but look at it. It's yellow. I'm still on my colour campaign as you can see. Besides I've always had a fantasy about living in a coffee shop. All that caffeine on hand! Hams and Bacon by Figureground.

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Wednesday
Dec032014

Down the laneway

Fat dogs and squealing, happy kids. The perfect kitchen accessories. Northcote Laneway House. Great family space designed by small Melbourne based firm Architected. Real living, real spaces, get real design.

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Tuesday
Dec022014

Walker house

What a fun house this is! It is an 1873 gothic revival home with a rather large addition built in 2003. Andrew Maynard Architects took on some rebuilding, such as the interior of the kitchen/dining area within the original house and converted the garage into a living space. The daunting task was connecting the original home with the former garage - which was accomplished with a low, transparent space...and a little astroturf! And how cool is that flip-up window/counter at the end of the kitchen?!

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Tuesday
Dec022014

What's hiding behind the facade?

Zinc, concrete blockwork, marble and bluestone on the exterior of this two storey extension to a traditional, Edwardian home. White interior and timber floors with colour play from artwork and flashes of rimini blue. Contemporary living ... that's what's hiding behind the facade. Malvern East House by Pleysier Perkins.

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Monday
Dec012014

The villa

Abandoned for years this late Victorian era house and stables in Fitzroy, Melbourne has been reinvented by Nest Architects. The remaining two original rooms open into a thoroughly modern family home with overlapping rooms as opposed to strictly open plan allowing for public and intimate spaces. A cleverly designed home filled with the owners eclectic furniture and art. Personality plus.

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