Toorak House by Melanie Beynon Ad
Located in Melbourne, Australia, Toorak House is a mid-century residence spanning two family generations given a contemporary transformation reflecting the family’s growth and aspirations for their home.
About Toorak House
Tailored Interior Architecture for Family Living
We meticulously re-planned the interior architecture to accommodate the family’s living requirements. Our layout emphasizes an open kitchen, intimate living spaces, two bathrooms, and a central mudroom. Bathed in natural light and enhanced with additional skylights, the new kitchen becomes the heart of the home. The communal island bench features handcrafted timber detailing and functional Corian working surfaces. We elevated the warmth of these key living spaces by preserving the original Tasmanian Oak flooring and adding new timber-framed openings that capture panoramic garden views.
Incorporating Two Bathrooms and a Powder Room
We carefully considered the integration of two bathrooms with free-standing baths and a separate powder room to fit within the existing footprint. The balance of hand-crafted tiles and refined detailing fulfills the client’s desire for a tactile and robust material palette.
Respecting Mid-Century Aesthetics and Enhancing Functionality
By working within the original footprint of the house, we achieved a functional interior design that aesthetically respects the home’s mid-century bones. Our revival contributes to the longevity of an architectural legacy for future generations.
Interior Decorating by Hilgar Design + Sandford Gray
Photography by Dave Kulesza