Immersed within a lush garden, Link House fuses two existing Federation era buildings together with a distinct and intentional purpose. Powell & Glenn carefully integrates the personality of the home’s owners with an effortless flow between inside and outside.
Link House utilises a close collaboration between the built and the natural to create a new form that traverses the site in its entirety. Softened by the surrounding natural elements, the landscape design by Myles Baldwin Design plays a crucial role in extending the living spaces of the home into the outdoor space. Located in Melbourne, the home expands on the structure’s crafted beginnings, marrying contemporary additions with historic details. Powell & Glenn draws inspiration from the homes’ previous iterations in establishing the experience of the new residence.
Link House emerges from the combination of two separate Federation-style homes. Part gallery and part garden oasis, the spaces provide a dynamic contrast to the lived environment – adding dimension and intrigue absent in most residential projects. Keen supporters of local and emerging artistic talent, the owners wanted their home to facilitate curated displays and allow themselves to be surrounded by local art.
The newly sculpted home exudes an aesthetic crispness, featuring clean lines and a bold elemental approach. Expansive stone pieces and wide natural timber boards are used underfoot – a neutral material base ensures regularly changing artwork is easily facilitated. Moreover, an indoor-outdoor connection is experienced through the integration of glass in the large and open volumes. The drenching of sunlight ¬and visual connection to the garden enhances the perceived depth of spaces.
The newly sculpted home exudes an aesthetic crispness, featuring clean lines and a bold elemental approach.
Link House becomes a contemporary stage brought to life by dynamic local artwork, natural light and lush landscaping. Through the considered nature with which the comprising elements interact, Powell & Glenn creates a distinctive home that layers its historic past with its enriched present.