Arthouse South Yarra

Location: South Yarra, VIC

Completed: 2009

Structural Engineer: Wallbridge & Gilbert

Landscape Designer: Jack Merlo Design

Photography: Shannon McGrath

Previously a double-fronted, single-level brick Victorian dwelling with 1970s additions; now a robust family home.

Housing the family’s art collection required a design solution that was complimentary rather than subordinate to the subject matter.

Instead of a typical empty white box in which to display the art, we designed areas that are textured and layered.

The art sits harmoniously within the spaces rather than dominating them, and without compromising the essence of a functional family home.