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In case you haven't noticed I've jumped on the contemporary Australian design bandwagon. I'm excited by the spaces being created in my country at the moment none more so than simple domestic spaces. Family homes with flair. Day to day living with style and storage solutions. Looks good, works well, feeds the soul. Like the latest work by Nest Architects, a renovation and addition to a small traditional inner city Melbourne house.
Like a ghostly shadow echoing the surrounding homes the Kew House by Piercy & Company is formed by two volumes containing four bedrooms and living areas set back from the street behind the retained 19th century stable wall. The weathering steel shell, solid and sturdy yet at the same time hinting at decay and change, references the autumnal hues of nearby Kew Garden. A thoroughly modern family home (love the children's spaces up in the attic) with echoes and ripples of the past.