We’re Swooning Over the Sun-Dappled Interiors at This Midcentury-Inspired Melbourne Home

Breeze block walls let light and air filter in while maintaining privacy from passersby on the street.

Project Details:

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Architect and Builder: InForm / @inform_melbourne

Styling: Rebecca Vitartas / @rebeccavitartas.stylist

Photographer: Timothy Kaye / @timothykaye

From the Architect: "The central location of this Camberwell home provided the unique opportunity to create a peaceful, private, and secure home for a young family that feels worlds away from the bustling street outside. A garden wall concept emerged as the solution. A long wall becomes a backdrop to the landscaping, and breeze block screens offer subtle glimpses to what lies beyond. During the day, breeze blocks filter soft dappled light into the interior, while at night, the screens are illuminated from the interior creating a dramatic patterned light effect on the façade. The living spaces and bedrooms are separated by a central entry hallway that carefully zones public and private spaces, while curved walls direct you to an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living space. Inspired by the clients’ affinity with midcentury architecture, the home is characterized by its minimalist yet playful palette of bagged and painted brickwork, breeze blocks, timber, brass, and white-painted lining boards."

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