Spanish Mission House
KENNON.STUDIO
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Photography Caitlin Mills
Project Specification
Project Name: Spanish Mission House
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Lead Architect: Pete Kennon ,
Project Year: 2018 ,
Photographer: Caitlin Mills
Architects: KENNON.STUDIO ,
Styling & Art Direction: Manuela Millan ,
Semper Vase: Artedomus New Volumes ,
Spomenik II: Artedomus New Volumes ,
Hemera: Artedomus New Volumes ,
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia ,

Combining the past and the present – The Spanish Mission House project by Pete Kennon of KENNON.STUDIO transforms a Spanish style home through the application of 21st Century design.

Through the clever design of Pete Kennon and the innovative styling of Manuela Millan of Meanwhile In Melbourne, this residential home has been transformed in a way that amplifies the traditionalist charms of the original property. From the onset one is immediately drawn to the eclectic combination of modern art work and mid century architecture – proving that differing styles can coexist in this modern world.

Australian Design And Architecture
Interior Design Ideas And Inspiration

The brief was simple in demand yet complex in execution. Pete was tasked with creating a home that would become a true reflection of the clients lifestyle and act as testimony to a bygone architectural era, whilst establishing a unique identity for the space. The end result surpassed the expectations of not only the client, but the architect as well.

Australian Abstract Design And Contemporary Styling

The Spanish Mission House by KENNON.STUDIO has been transformed in a way that amplifies the traditionalist charms of the original property.

Australian Architecture And Interior Design

Essentially the renovation can be considered a combination of new age contemporary abstraction and historical fiction, the end result making a powerful statement about hollistic design outcomes. An interesting side narrative emerged concerning Pete and his long-term friendship with the client making this a personal project on many levels.

Beautiful Australian Homes

The brief was simple in demand yet complex in execution.

Interior Decoration, Design And Styling

First constructed in the 1900s, Pete and his team saw the dilapidated nature of the home as an opportunity rather than an obstacle to completely transform the space without any detrimental effects to the historical architecture. Utilising all elements of colonial Californian architecture the design generates a bright exterior that clashes brilliantly with the moody interiors.

Interior Styling And Modern Artwork

The end result surpassed the expectations of not only the client, but the architect as well.

Local Melbourne Creativity And Design

Minimalist wall spaces created a blank canvas for the client’s impressive collection of artwork. Complementing the colourless backdrop to create an atmosphere that feels fluid and spacious, KENNON.STUDIO also included a study with colourful and thoughtful paintings from the client’s portfolio. The application of New Volumes pieces by Artedomus add a further element of contemporary elegance to the space.

Modern Abstraction And Historical Fiction

Utilising all elements of colonial Californian architecture the design generates a bright exterior that clashes brilliantly with the moody interiors.

Rob Kennon Founded Kennon.studio

The Spanish Mission House by KENNON.STUDIO is a truly curious creation. Once through the looking glass and across the threshold of the traditionalist exterior one is immediately immersed in a contrasting world a modern design and artwork. Ultimately the design team have created a home that truly reflects the clients personality whilst paying tribute to the historical nature of the space – a truly remarkable achievement.

Spanish Mission House By Kennon.studio

The end result made a powerful statement about hollistic design outcomes.

Interior Styling Inspiration
Residential Design Ideas

Ultimately the design team have created a home that truly reflects the clients personality whilst paying tribute to the historical nature of the space.

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Published: 30 January, 2019

Photography Credit:  Caitlin Mills
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