Independent Hall
Design + Diplomacy
Fitzroy, VIC, Australia

Photography Dylan Lark
Project Specification
Project Name: Independent Hall
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Fitzroy, VIC, Australia
Project Year: 2018 ,
Photographer: Dylan Lark
Project Team: Tim Gauci , Saskia Steinhart , Rhea Koumi ,
Interior Designers: Design + Diplomacy ,

The Versatile Indpendent Hall in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Fitzory is an example of historical Melbourne architecture and Design + Diplomacy were excited to introduce their unique contemorary style to the space.

The existing space was a classical inner-city Melbourne hidden gem, a perfect example of a bygone era of Australian architecture. The hall has had many purposes over the years, taking the position of a church, an Aboriginal mission, a kindergarten, and even a TV series set. The team of Tim Gauci, Saskia Steinhart and Rhea Koumi from Design + Diplomacy were extremely excited to renovate this beautiful piece of Fitzroy’s architectural history.

Where Necessary But Kept In Original Condition To Preserve The History And Soul Of The Building.
But With Quality Finishes And Modern Comforts

The overall aim of the Independent Hall project was to retain the eclectic and original feel of the space, whilst introducing quality finishes and contemporary modern comforts. The historical façade is the most significant aspect of the Independent Hall. Design + Diplomacy touched up the façade where necessary, whilst being careful to retain original aspects in order to preserve the history and soul of the building.

Finally, D+d Fully Styled The Property For The Sales Campaign.

The existing space was a classical inner-city Melbourne hidden gem, a perfect example of a bygone era of Australian architecture.

Independent Hall Is A Classic Fitzroy Hidden Gem.

Inside the Independent Hall the team from Design +Diplomacy repaired and painted all necessary areas. Another significant aspect of the residential makeover was the reconfiguration of the staircase in order to create a prominent landing and door on the ground floor.

Inside, D+d Repaired And Painted All Necessary Areas

The team of Tim Gauci, Saskia Steinhart and Rhea Koumi from Design + Diplomacy were extremely excited to renovate this beautiful piece of Fitzroy’s architectural history.

Kitchen Install Solid Timber Shelf

After the majority of the renovation was completed the design team then completed the styling of the space in order to prepare the Independent Hall for a significant sales campaign. Property styling and staging was a significant part of the brief provided by the client.

Kitchen Repaint Ceiling
Main Bathroom Acid Wash And Recaulk Where Needed Shower Tiles

Through their unique brand of contemporary design and styling the Design + Diplomacy team have transformed the Independent Hall space into a modern inner-city home with a design that truly celebrates the historical nature of the building.

Main Living Room Repaint Walls Natural White (likely One Coat)

The overall aim of the Independent Hall project was to retain the eclectic and original feel of the space, whilst introducing quality finishes and contemporary modern comforts.

Paint Main Support Pole On West Side Domino Grey
Paint Window Frames And French Door Frames On Eastern Side Of Courtyard
Repaint Façade Around The Entry Door, Including Render
The Hero Of Independent Hall – The Façade Was Touched Up
The Staircase Was Reconfigured To Allow A Landing And Door On The Ground Floor.
Toilet Repaint Toilet Door, Supply And Fit Timber Panel Around Waste Pipe Under Hand Basin
Toilet And Laundry One Coat Of Natural White
Touch Up Paint To Be The Same As Existing
A Church, An Aboriginal Mission, A Kindergarten, And Even A Tv Series Set.
D+d Was Delighted To Renovate This Stunning Piece Of Fitzroy History
It Has Had Many Purposes Over The Years
The Aim Was To Keep The Eclectic And Original Feel
Fix Render And Repaint Rendered Brick Wall On Right Inside In Entry Area
Repaint White Cabinetry In Entry Area
Touch Up Render And Paint (same Colour) Where Needed In Garage

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Published: 14 March, 2019

Photography Credit:  Dylan Lark
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