Beamed ceilings, large windows and nothing but neutrals. This home is so bright and airy and soothing. Designed by Heaton+Williams.
Photos: Thomas Kuoh
“An extension to a single fronted Victorian Terrace located within Melbourne’s inner-north. Storybook House is a study of inner city living, this project optimises the existing footprint to create a functional small family home with a series of multi-use spaces. The building is curated to frame views into a series of open garden spaces – including internal courtyards, a roof garden and borrowing the landscape from the adjacent park and outlook to Melbourne’s skyline.”
Add in sustainable design principles, clever storage solutions and reference to the local community in materials and shape the result is collaborative, innovative, and pragmatic yet playful design. Storybook House by Folk Architects.
Simplicity with neutrals and textures, creating serenity. Corinne Mathern was hired to convert the 1000 square foot second floor of a 1925 Tudor residence to a well appointed one bedroom apartment. The space was tragically chopped up into five offices that masked the building’s angled ceilings and made them burdensome instead of beautiful. Corinne’s client wanted a light filled apartment with elements that nodded to traditional Tudor elements but with modern hues. The angles of the ceiling and the coved windows drove the design for this space. The lines created a soft, sculptural feel that we placed focus on by minimizing the door and window trims throughout the home. “The instant I saw the property, I knew the space had the potential to be a beautiful, light filled apartment with a serene, open feel.”
Photography by Sam Frost