Lush garden and visual drama weave through the existing bones of a Victorian terrace in Albert Park.
Albert Park, Victoria
“This is the third time we have appointed Hindley & Co. We’ve worked with other architects in the past but found Anne to be particularly good at really listening to our needs, and then translating what she hears into architecture and interiors that are unexpected – richer, and more meaningful and inspirited than we’d hoped for.”
- Jo and Eric, owners, Albert Park
Albert Park House is a dramatic and moody renovation of an original 1900s heritage-listed Victorian terrace in Albert Park. The Victorian bones of the house had some elegant features, but recent renovations had rendered the home utilitarian and plain, and we sought to revive some of the soul that had been lost.
Prior to renovating, the home’s rear living and kitchen area looked onto a dreary courtyard and garage studio, and the improvement of this outlook was central to the design intent and has proven to be integral to the success of the renovation. We felt that the relationship of the house, studio and garden needed to be harmonised to all three's mutual benefit. This has been done by employing a few elementary techniques to declutter and simplify the previously fragmented layout and by focusing on the views from the interiors to the courtyard gardens.
We saw that the relationship between the house, studio and garden needed to be harmonised to all three’s mutual benefit. Employing a few elementary techniques to declutter and simplify the previously fragmented layout allowed us to focus on the views from the interiors to the courtyard gardens.
Views have been framed with picture windows throughout the house, with visual openings focusing on the lush gardens by landscape designer Kate Seddon. By reworking the gardens and face-lifting the pool, external spaces now freely give to the experience from within the house and vice versa.
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