Pleysier Perkins Architects

Malvern East 4

Malvern East, VIC, Australia

Rebecca Wilkinson

  • Malvern East, VIC, Australia
  • 159m2
Project Year
  • 2016
  • Malvern East, VIC, Australia

The considered renovation of a beautiful Edwardian house on a leafy street in Malvern East, Melbourne.

Whilst keeping the character of the previous house by preserving the strong original vernacular, Pleysier Perkins Architects have transformed an old Malvern East residence into a modern family home with the subtle merging of new elements of structured glass, timber cabinetry and lining board.

The sustainable and modern thinking of the young family occupying the home made it possible for Pleysier Perkins to maintain the beautiful character of the original house and allowed them to preserve original materials and structure where possible.

A landscape architect was introduced later into the project which was integral to the success of the external spaces. Pleysier Perkins were responsible for both the architecture and interior design scope and had a strong input on the interior styling and lighting selection.

“The clients are very happy with their new home and love how we respected the old house, yet playfully explored a modern design approach and utilised our intricate understanding of the effect of different textures, details and materials.”

The clients brief has been exceeded, with the house being more functional than they thought possible in a house of its size.

“Our ‘outside-inside’ idea created the desired spacious feel and flow of the living area and we proofed that small spaces can achieve the quality and comfort of modern living, without adding unnecessary footprint.”

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