Melbourne seems to be an absolute hotbed for home renovation projects in recent times and today we have another smart and sensible home makeover from the Fitzroy North suburb of the bustling city. Originally built as a modest workers cottage in the 1980s this abode was given a modern upgrade to meet the needs of a young family.
It is the airy living area in black and white that acts as the intermediate zone between the new kitchen and the outdoors and bright pops of red purple orange and yellow give the interior a playful twist. A crisp black and white color scheme (a visual reinterpretation of salt and pepper) sets the backdrop while colorful décor and brilliant wall art provide the necessary sparkle.
The appliances in the kitchen and ergonomic island bring the ease of a contemporary lifestyle to the traditional setting and the bedrooms continue this theme with a fusion of modern elements like Roy Lichtenstein’s drawings with antique pieces and rare vintage accessories. Spa-style bathrooms an indoor swimming pool and other expansive spaces complement the style and theme of the remarkable one-of-a-kind mansion.
The pavilion-style design of the living area gives the interior a breezy and cheerful appeal and creates flowing social zones and party areas that bring together friends and family. It is the lower levels that contain the living space kitchen and dining room while the upper zones house the bedrooms and private areas.
Making the most of the limited space on offer the all-white backdrop in each room gives the interior a spacious crisp and casual appeal that becomes the signature style of this Aussie home.
While the rear of the cottage opens up onto a wooden deck next to the lake the street façade still offers ample privacy. The style of the renovation was based on woodsy mountain homes in Colorado and some of the wooden finishes were even brought in to achieve this unique look indoors.
The use of skylights and natural openings usher in plenty of light even as the simple earthen color scheme creates an inviting ambiance. The L-shaped edifice houses a large living area at its heart with the dining room and meeting room on one side and the dorm room and kitchen on the other.