Malvern East Bachelor Pad

Malvern East Bachelor Pad

Architect
studio mkn

Eliza Blair Architecture
Location
Melbourne VIC, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Nicole England
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Swivel ArmchairB&B Italia
Side tablesSP01 Design
JoineryLAMINEX
French Navy
BenchtopsSignorino
Calce XL
TapwareAstra Walker
Door hardwareMade Measure

Product Spec Sheet
Swivel Armchair
Side tables
Joinery
French Navy by LAMINEX
Benchtops
Calce XL by Signorino
Tapware
Door hardware

Malvern East Bachelor Pad

studio mkn as Architects

A 3 bedroom 1960s apricot brick unit is transformed into a spacious 2 bedroom + study bachelor pad designed for moderan living.

photo_credit Nicole England
Nicole England

What was the brief?
To create something unexpected from the street, a haven behind an unassuming facade. Our client, a bachelor in his 50s, wanted to make the spaces in this home work for his lifestyle, and to create something meaningful to him.

photo_credit Nicole England
Nicole England

What were the key challenges?
When dealing with units, there are restrictions as to what you can do to the exterior. We needed to work within the existing footprint, and more or less keep all windows and doors in the same location.

photo_credit Nicole England
Nicole England

What were the solutions?
The middle bedroom was removed to make way for a luxurious ensuite off the master bedroom and walk in robes to each bedroom. The kitchen, previoulsy tucked away in the back corner of the house, became the heart of the home in the central open plan area, with new raked ceiling and large sliding doors opening out onto the existing courtyard to create a better connection to the oudoors. This allowed the back of the house to be zoned so that the study could easly be converted to a bedroom in the future if needed, with a family sized bathroom in the same area, and even a separate side entrance off the rear street.

photo_credit Nicole England
Nicole England

The interior was completely reconfigured and stripped back to emphasise clean lines and big volumes. Bold and robust materials were adopted such as polished concrete and navy cabinetry, offset by the warmer tones of hardwood timber.

photo_credit Nicole England
Nicole England

How is the project unique?
Unlike most extensions or alterations, this project removed a bedroom rather than adding more. What resulted is a very spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom + study home with a new, open-plan living space perfect for our client who loves to entertain.

Caption

Material Used:
1. Flooring: Polished concrete premix - Imagecrete 'Nicosia'
2. Benchtops: Laminam XL Calce in 'Nero' - Signorino
3. Joinery: Laminex 'French Navy'
4. Joinery: Navurban 'Ashwood'
5. Tapware: Astra Walker Icon series
6. Door hardware: Made Measure

Furniture:
1. B&B Italia Husk Swivel Armchair - Space Furniture
2. B&B Italia Charls Sofa - Space Furniture
3. SP01 Etoile side tables - Space Furniture
4. Sp01 Thomas Bar Stool - Space Furniture

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