South Melbourne City House

A small workers cottage hides a modern renovation that had seen better days, working with the existing architecture, the objective was to create an interior that respected both the original house and its modern renovation, and one that would not face the same fate most recent renovation.

On entering this small house from Bridport St, one is surprised by just how light filled and open the entry is. On the right is a small sitting room with a comfortable old Chesterfield sofa, the room is filled with family photographs and is the perfect place for a restful afternoon. Opposite the sitting room is a guest bedroom, a camel back bed covered in a sage green linen is bookended with a pair on antique cabinets filled with books for guests to explore.

From the guest bedroom only a few steps down the hall, are a pair of light wells, one on each side of the hall which flood the room with abundant light from double height glass windows. Tall evergreen magnolias fill the courtyards with endless flossy colour and connect the modern renovation to the original house as well as create the a spectacular living sculpture that can be enjoyed from many rooms.

Further down the hall is the master bedroom, an elegant space with accents of rusty red velvet pared with crisp white furniture and antiqued mercury glass. Hidden behind double doors is a luxurious walk-in wardrobe with a custom lacquered island in deep brown with the most striking veined marble top.

On the first floor is the open plan living mixing lounge, dining and kitchen. A palette of warm white, natural timber, shades of grey and accents of fresh vibrant blue fill the room.  The space is airy and light filled, it is relaxed and comfortable and is the perfect place to socialise and enjoy glimpse of the city skyline in the distance.

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