Royal Melbourne Hospital Lottery - Denman Avenue
Located on Denman Avenue in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris, this house is the 2022 grand prize for the Royal Melbourne Hospital lottery by builder Mazzei Homes. Created in collaboration with Webster Architecture & Interiors and Nathan Burkett Landscape Architects, this home brings elevated luxury for the modern family.
This fully furnished four-bedroom home embraces the site, sitting back from the street level and allowing for panoramic views of the serene landscaping as well as plenty of natural light to illuminate the spacious interiors. The material palette throughout focusses on simple colours and textures to create connective visual themes.
The designers used Sussex Scala tapware to follow this approach on a smaller scale. The coolness of the LUXPVD® Smoke Gunmetal finish fits perfectly amongst the warm backdrops while also tying together the master ensuite, upstairs ensuite bathrooms, laundry and kitchen.
As a visitor walks through, it’s easy to see how the focal points of the spaces are the materials. The cote d’azur marble with its veins of grey are found in the sitting rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living area. The dark wood appears as paneling on some walls and furniture in others. While the rich navy colour that is the statement of the kitchen is also found in the bedrooms and ensuite upstairs.
The home actually contains three main split levels that bring a stronger sense of integration with the site as well as opportunities to act as natural boundaries. The home office is found immediately to the left of the front entrance, has generous work space and uses a split level to create a sunken sitting room that looks out into the alfresco dining area. Moving farther into the home after descending another split level is the open plan kitchen-living-dining area. With the floor-to-ceiling windows, the space is filled with natural light and views of the lush landscaping. The main attraction here is the double-sided gas fireplace that sits atop the marble hearth.