Fitzroy Residence
Victoria

This stately, double-fronted Victorian presents architectural quietness with detail. The brief was practical –large, clean surfaces, loads of natural light and custom storage – specifically, a library and cellar.

Templeton was trusted with the design translation.

Glass steel framed doors marry the spaces together, spreading light throughout. The bathrooms lend particular personality to this residence. The library is unexpectedly enveloped into the ensuite - a glass bookshelf forms a shower wall. The striking guest bathroom references the Victorian era with a contemporary clawfoot bath and curtain backdrop against a minimalist palette.

Design detail adds character but tackles practicalities too. The kitchen’s panelling is matched to the timber from the client’s family property (used in the bathroom joinery and dining table); a winter sun trap was created from the metre extension of the kitchen to accommodate the forgotten coffee machine; and the living room’s hard plaster finish reflects light into cooler corners.

  Photographer: Sharyn Cairns

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