Before & After: A Melbourne Pub Is Recast as a Funky Home

Before & After: A Melbourne Pub Is Recast as a Funky Home

By Laura Mauk
Formerly a dated pub, then an office space, Hoa’s House is now a three-bedroom abode with curves in all the right places.

When Amy Bracks and Miles Ritzmann-Williams teamed up to form the Melbourne–based design firm Ioa Studio, their first commission was to transform a 150-year-old pub in North Melbourne into a three-bedroom home—using color, texture, and serpentine lines to make the residence as warm as it is compelling.

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