With an array of artistic expressions, Albert Park piques curiosity while allowing the cherished character of the existing Victorian terrace to sing.
In collaboration with architect, Zoe Geyer, the previously fragmented three-level Victorian Terrace and its rear extension was thoughtfully reconfigured to give a greater sense of clarity and purpose. Openings are punched between volumes, extending views through the narrow home and crafting sun-lit, layered vistas with a generous sense of spaciousness.
A portal of blackened steel and bluestone flooring accentuates the thresholds between old and new; a marked halting point from the traditional spirit of the timber-floored terrace to the crisp, contemporary extension beyond. Eschewing typical ‘built-in’ solutions, each bespoke joinery item has been treated as a refined furniture piece. Cabinetry is raised on chunky plinths and set off the walls to give presence and reverence to each piece, including the monolithic island bench at the heart of the home.
The soft, soapy palette of finishes invites an animated interplay of shadow and light. Honed concrete, oak and polished plaster provide a textural base palette, enriched by mixed natural stone, hand-made mosaics, aged bronze cladding and brass trims. Confidence in layering these diverse materials is evident in the thoughtful detailing of junctions, enriching the material experience of the home. The result is a calming and timeless space that offers longevity and delight for the young family.
Photography by Lillie Thompson