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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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Saturday
Nov292014

On the couch

On the fence? No I'm definitely not on the fence when it comes to this St Kilda West home by architects Kennedy Nolan. Love the minimal palette of black and white warmed by rich caramels and honey mustards. No I'm on the couch ... in my daydreams. This is my last day off until Christmas and if I had my way you would never get me off that couch. Not ever. Not for Christmas parties and dinners and lunches and drinks and the occasional 5 day conference. Let the countdown to Christmas begin.

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