Stalking a dichotomy

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 by midcenturyjo

Like night and day. Black and white. Inside and out. Front and back. Old and new. Victorian era house and modern extension for sale in Richmond, Melbourne. The dark moody spaces appeal while I think it may be the lighting that leaves me a little cold in the open plan kitchen and family room. Do you see the must have “I’ve made it!” Australian house accessory? It’s the outdoor kitchen. We’re crazy for them here. Link here while it lasts.

homestilo says:

…loving how those rooms open to the outside.

Clara says:

Magnifique !!

Hang about: London?
I love the inside/outside rooms and it is a wonderful use of space, but the decor is strangely impersonal and bland – maybe styled for sale, let's be charitable.

Blanders says:

Poor old house. A little cottage intended for workers has been stripped and bleached and implanted and botoxed into a big box for millionaires. All of its quaint charm has been obliterated.

Seriously, what can one say about a house that has had its back yard not merely paved over, but designer tiled over?

clp says:

If you look at the floor plan the open space is basically part car parking area, part large tiled expanse of nothingness – I think thats the problem – they have overdone the indoor/outdoor space and it ends up like a vacuum – it gives it the warmth of lobby in an office building. However I think all the individual elements are very funky and cool – it just doesn't work as a home.

selina says:

I agree wholeheartedly that there is room for sleek lines in London. What I am more critical of is the total lack of integrity with the style and character of the buiding. I love modernist and contempory architecture and even daring refurbishments. However there is a very bland makeover style that is applied to every kind of building, a sort of mock boutique hotel style that seems to be the taste of many property developpers. To this is prime example of that non style.

D says:

This would be lovely in London….. But it's in Melbourne!

decocrush says:

I absolutely love this house…The front door is just amazing !

Dan says:

I have to agree with the critics. All character has been gutted to make way for an interior that looks more like the office of an aspirational investment banker. Too much money, too little taste.

Liz says:

Does anyone know what bath that is?

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