David and Megan Robinson arrived throughout their Victorian terrace just after inspecting a number of others in Carlton North. The area is lined with rows of similarly charming attributes from the 1880s, but the a few-bedroom home at 485 Station Road had the extra profit of currently being completely renovated and go-in all set!
Andrew Simpson Architects have ‘reimagined’ the period residence for modern-day loved ones residing, crafting a gentle-stuffed extension at the rear that presented the Robinsons the ‘best of both worlds, with stunning heritage particulars and modern day design’.
‘We instantaneously cherished it,’ Cooper Robinson Interiors founder Megan suggests. ‘As Andrew’s structure is so effectively performed, we didn’t really feel the will need to change just about anything apart from a handful of individual changes.’ These integrated updating the floorboards to mild oak timber, introducing luxe carpeting upstairs, and generating additional wardrobe area.
Within, the two-storey terrace options a official dwelling area and a family place with an open up fire – which has been a cosy and ‘comfortable nest’ for the Robinson loved ones, their daughters, and golden retrievers above the earlier five a long time. Actions direct up into the eating room, exactly where a sculptural, geometric ceiling hangs higher than the kitchen!
‘It’s been an amazing location to entertain in,’ Megan adds. ‘We’ve had so quite a few drinks, dinners, and parties listed here. As a stylist, I’ve applied its attributes to my complete benefit, draping the balustrade and mantles with all manner of greenery and contemporary flowers. In summer time, we throw the doors open to the courtyard we have even had a taco truck in the back lane!’
They’ve also appreciated the neighbourhood’s quieter village come to feel with the city, Lygon Street, Edinburgh Gardens and Princes Park at their doorstep.
‘We moved here to be close to VCA and Melbourne University for our a few daughters, but now they’ve all graduated and moved out (we think!), we’re completely ready for a modify,’ Meagan says. ‘It’s a massive and joyful relatives residence we’d love practically nothing more than a further household to enjoy it.’