Reviving the 60s

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2022 by midcenturyjo

“This renovation increases the functionality and flexibility of the living spaces within an original-condition, two bedroom 60’s apartment in Brunswick, Melbourne (Naarm). We sought to celebrate the quality and atmosphere of the original home, while adapting to meet the current needs of the owner.

Colour, material and form are brought together as a new layer, to continue the story of the original apartment, and to bring joy to the daily life of the occupants.”

Removing a wall to connect the kitchen and living room may have been the start of this renovation but it’s the celebration of materials and shapes of the time that is the icing on the cake. Salvaged terrazzo floors were laid, the cabinets reference 60s profiles, the red marble and sage green 2pac finishes take their cue from highlights in the floor and original tapware was reused. Brunswick Apartment by Murray Barker.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

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