residential

Reinventing an Inter-war Heritage Home

Renovating a heritage home is never an easy task, particularly when the house has a rich aesthetic and history of being an inter-war period home. Tasked with reimagining the residence as a contemporary, multi-generational home, Lai Cheong Brown took the challenge head on.

Balancing the Edwardian with the Contemporary

FGR Architects faced a tricky challenge in a home that possessed an Edwardian exterior, but required a contemporary interior. What resulted is a stunningly modern home that pairs past with present through a liberal use of glass.

A Classic Brief With a Modern Outcome

A century old brick home in Claremont received a modern and breathtaking renovation inspired by Californian architecture, and the need to reconnect with the outdoors.

Chelsea Hing on Kitchens and Bathrooms

This week on Habitus Living, we chat to Melbourne-based interior designer Chelsea Hing of namesake practice Chelsea Hing. Chelsea is passionate about residential interiors, and since establishing her own business in 2007 she has worked on both large and small scale residential projects. We ask Chelsea about her thoughts on the kitchen and bathroom, and some of the key design considerations to take into account when embarking on the design of these two important spaces.

Top 10 Stories from April

We’ve looked at a lot of exciting projects, met numerous Design Hunters and seen some fabulous product over the past month. But these were the stories you liked most. What’s your favourite?

The Ultimate Australian Hut

A secluded Mudgee house represents a side of quintessential Australiana. Part bushranger’s hide-out, part reflective meditative area and wonderfully unique.

This Design Reflects Quiet conservatism

A quiet and delightful interior takes centre stage in the reworking of this former ‘volume build’ family home by Windust Architects. Annie Reid takes a closer look.




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