Rough and Refined Details Play Nice in This Reimagined Melbourne Victorian

Behind a traditional facade, textured concrete ceilings combine with svelte surfaces for a deliciously moody effect.

Located on the northern fringes of Fitzroy, a lively Melbourne suburb with a bohemian reputation, Fitzroy Terrace was a run-down, Victorian terrace house originally built in the late 1800s. Set on a deep, narrow site enclosed on both sides by double-height party walls, the original residence was plagued by a lack of natural light, dampness, and poor ventilation. Melbourne-based firm Taylor Knights intervened, bringing light deep into the home through a series of sculptural volumes and openings.

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Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Dwell Contributor
Jennifer Baum Lagdameo is a freelance design writer who has lived in Washington DC, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Manila, and is currently exploring the Pacific Northwest from her home base in Portland, Oregon.


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