A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
After a thoughtful remodel, Australian firm Tom Robertson Architects has transformed this heritage home into a bright and modern dwelling for a couple with two young children. Measuring at 1,938 square feet, the house features a large open-plan living area, a private roof terrace, along with a quaint study, and three bedrooms.
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While the original vision of the renovation was to create an eclectic industrial aesthetic, the architects became inspired by the interesting historical character of the property and switched their focus to a much more calm and restrained design.
"This was more respectful of the beautiful heritage house," explains Robertson. Though the overall design concept is clearly contemporary, elements such as recycled bricks and restored stucco arches connect the redesign to the original fabric of the historic home.