In Toorak, one of Melbourne’s most affluent suburbs, stood a 1983 mock Georgia home the owners described as “80’s faux styling”. But underneath the bad stuccos and trompe l’oeils, they saw potential. They commissioned architects Robson Rak to give the house a complete overhaul of the Melbourne house. The building wasn’t entirely knocked down, but it was stripped to its core.
The materials that re-entered the house were simple, but elegant: steel doors, honed granite countertops, flamed timber floors. A new wing was added to include all the modern comforts a family could want: elevator, butler’s pantry, extended laundry room, and new garage. Perhaps the best part of the house: Michael Anastassiades’ Tube Chandeliers that hang above the dining table, and office desk. Don’t you agree?
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Photo: Brooke Holm, Styling by Marsha Golemac, Architecture by Robson Rak