The Lara Boot Factory in Hargreaves Street, Fitzroy, was converted into a living space by Ivan Rijavec in the 1980s. We were approached by the new owner to create a private and relaxing retreat, one that offered space and storage for his extensive collection of books and art, in the midst of a bustling neighbourhood. Blending old and new, the house embraces a refined interior, with bold use of materials and bespoke joinery, while respectfully preserving the original architectural elements.
Film by Paris Thompson of Sirap
Photography by Sharyn Cairns