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A Melbourne Home is Renovated for a Growing Family
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NORTHBOURNE Architecture + Design was enlisted by a young couple in Melbourne to renovate their house in an effort to make room for their unborn child. Instead of adding an extension, NORTHBOURNE was able to save the clients money by reconfiguring the existing floor plan and optimizing functionality, resulting in a cozy, modern home.

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A new fireplace was installed above a marble hearth that doubles as a bench with storage for firewood underneath.

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One of the clients’ wishes was a luxe master suite with an ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet.

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A bookshelf was built as a room divider between the bedroom and closet.

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The new master bathroom is outfitted with charcoal Japanese mosaic tiles, which contrast the white paint and fixtures.

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The main bathroom doubles as a laundry room, which happens to be hidden behind bi-fold doors. Above the white cabinets and the ceiling are all painted black making the space feel larger.

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Photos by Eve Wilson.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.