Situated on a generously proportioned block in Melbourne’s Toorak, this grand 1930’s residence was renovated and extended lately with Lucy Clemenger Architects at the helm. Household to an art advisor, the redesign has tested the fantastic backdrop to the owner’s massive and escalating art selection – in general, in works by using color and texture to excellent result.

Entry hall
Entry corridor

“Designed for a loved ones of five, the task involved a major renovation to the heritage villa and a sympathetic addition to the dwelling,” claims Lucy Clemenger of the property that sits on a tree lined road and offers sweeping panoramic views across leafy Toorak.

A pop of playful pink can be seen in the kitchen area
Dining room
Dining – we really like the multi-colored chairs

The heritage household was very carefully replanned to contain a sitting down area adjoining a dining home, a spacious new open up plan kitchen and dwelling space and a property workplace. The stair was relocated to connect with the initial-floor rumpus room, master suite, private terrace and the children’s bedrooms.

The rest room plays beautifully with color and texture
Master bed room

“Once a stubborn ground plan, the design unlocked the room planning providing increase to plainly described zones, and a clean modernised dwelling for our customers and their enviable assortment of modern Australian and Asian art,” claims Lucy.

Essential to the renovation was the introduction of new openings in between the spaces which will allow the spouse and children to appreciate the areas (and artwork!) from earlier unavailable vantage points.

Living room
Living home
Sitting room
Sitting down space

The home’s materials palette is a textural delight with marbled stone, brass accents, deep walnut timber flooring and joinery paired with pops of pink. “Drawing inspiration from 1930’s artwork deco interiors and in certain Le Corbusier’s c.1931 architectural polychromy, the interiors incorporate harmonious colour palettes with up to date detailing.”

The entrance of the property

Pictures: Shannon McGrath, Natalie James and GB Artwork Consulting

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