Collection by Luke Hopping

A Modern Makeover Spared This Melbourne Home from a Teardown


Designer Greg Natale steered his clients away from the wrecking ball and toward a sensitive renovation for their stacked 1,100-square-foot home outside Melbourne.

Having earned the homeowners' trust working on retail projects for their cosmetics company, designer Greg Natale...
The renovation called for retaining the home's layout, while making some striking alterations.
For the cantilevered second story, Natale selected black powder-coated aluminum frames for the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The flooring was redone with American white oak tongue-and-groove floorboards.
A spacious kitchen-dining area flows seamlessly into the yard, which features an outdoor kitchen, cabana, and lap pool.
The home's mostly neutral palette continues in the black-and-white bathroom.
Natale's skillful renovation reveals how tactical updates can transform an ordinary home into a modern oasis without...