Prahran House 2

Prahran House 2

Architect
Melanie Beynon Architecture & Design
Location
Prahran Victoria, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Dave Kulesza
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
RugArmadillo
Chair HAY
Sofa Jardan
Fauteuil, Table, Vase, LampHouse of Orange
Gesso Table Lamp
Romina Gris Cornice Vase
Mirror Block Table
Retro Lounge Fauteuil
Ring, Mugs, Bowl, Bucket Bag Pan After
Palorosa Bucket Bag
Pan After x Alice Oehr Paper Collection
Melow Ceramics Totem Mugs
Soapstone Ring
FurnitureIn Good Company
Gamfratesi Violin Chair
Kristina Dam Curved Pouf

Product Spec Sheet
Sofa
Fauteuil, Table, Vase, Lamp
Retro Lounge Fauteuil, Mirror Block Table, Romina Gris Cornice Vase, Gesso Table Lamp by House of Orange
Ring, Mugs, Bowl, Bucket Bag
Soapstone Ring, Melow Ceramics Totem Mugs, Pan After x Alice Oehr Paper Collection, Palorosa Bucket Bag by Pan After
Furniture
Kristina Dam Curved Pouf, Gamfratesi Violin Chair by In Good Company

PRAHRAN HOUSE

Melanie Beynon Architecture & Design as Architects

This compact Edwardian home in Prahran required a dramatic internal reconfiguration. In the existing layout, the journey from the front to the rear ignored the expansive potential of the home, making it feel closed and pokey. The brief called for an open, pared back, contemporary aesthetic and a maximisation of the utility of the shared spaces for entertaining and family living.

photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza
photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza

Twenty years prior, the home had an extension addition. Here, we proposed to reverse the past and turn the kitchen into the living and entertaining area. We could see from our prior experience in these narrow houses the opportunity to re plan the kitchen, living and dining spaces, allowing for spacious, light-filled living zones with connections to a leafy outdoor courtyard.

photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza
photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza

Between the kitchen and living space, we concealed a set of sliding panels to create a passive screen, managing noise and privacy when needed. This divide provides for longevity where the children can gather to watch TV in the living space while parents can simultaneously entertain over the kitchen island without aurally competing.

photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza
photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza

The customised joinery throughout delivers a highly functional kitchen that extends into the living space with a hidden bar and fridge drawer for the ultimate entertaining zone. A soft palette of materials, mixed with contrasting monochromatic elements, statement stone and nickel fixtures align with the home’s new contemporary sensibilities.

photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza
photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza

The long elevation accesses the southern light through the large opening at the rear, connecting to the outdoor entertaining deck. Large skylights are spotted along the passageway ceiling, offering a glimpse at the sky and northern daylight. The laundry is its own area facing into the long hallway adjacent to the main bathroom entrance. Minimising south penetrations to the elevation, sky lights again flood the bathrooms with natural daylight.

photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza
photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza

Team:
Architect & Interior Design: Melanie Beynon Alis Garlick
Builder: Tykon Constructions
Photographer: Dave Kulesza 

photo_credit Dave Kulesza
Dave Kulesza

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