This incredible multi-level renovation both honours the history of this nineteenth-century heritage home and updates it for those looking for a modern, luxury lifestyle.
Located in the Victoria suburb of Albert Park, this heritage-listed property was built in 1890 and still retained its traditional façade and interior heritage features. The house had plenty of charm and character, but it needed am update.
The designer team of Alisa and Lysandra Fraser had to find a way to follow the design guidelines of being a heritage-listed property while presenting a home that would attract the most selective buyer.
Much of the design focused on honouring the historic character of the space while blending in the carefully considered details of high-end touches and innovations to give the home’s tenants modern comforts. On the ground floor, the duo took the earthy tones from the bedroom at the front of the house and pulled them into the walk-in-robe’s brass structural elements and into the master bath, where they used the clean, classic designs of our Scala and Voda lines in the Living Tumbled Brass finish.
In the rest of the home, in order to fit the urban theme the designers had for the spaces, the duo continued to use pieces from our Scala and Voda collections, now finished in Brushed Gunmetal Grey. The combination of their modern forms and ageless style gracefully harmonises with the appliances and surfaces in each room.
A major part of the renovation was expanding the floor plan. The original design had only one floor with two bedrooms and one bathroom. After the renovations were completed, the home now had a basement and a second floor to provide a cellar, movie room, two more bathrooms, laundry room, two living rooms, an expanded kitchen space, and three bedrooms total. There was also an opportunity for an outdoor terrace and a backyard that could also function as parking.