The Moor Street Apartment by Clare Cousins is the kind of environment where I would hapilily see myself doing overtime in. Located in the heart of Fitzroy, the combined office space and private residence make use of a soft palette with pale timbers and industrial fixtures to create a fresh approach. Clean lines and a restrained colour palette let the focus shift to fine detailing and highly textured surfaces. The 6m long concrete island bench with a blackened steel framework along with the choice of industrial pendants thought out, help retain that downtown warehouse aesthetic, while whitewashing timber flooring and exposed brick walls add texture and warmth throughout.
Can I also give a special mention to the UH-MAZING large scale artwork that packs a colourful punch in the backdrop of the meeting room, commissioned by prominent local artist Rowena Martinich.
Photography by Shannon McGrath
The three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located on the lower level, the kitchen and dining on the mid-level, and the living space on the top floor. A key factor in the design of the space was flexibility and liveability so with this in mind the Cousins team designed features like a large sliding wall to separate the master bedroom from a study and library space for privacy when needed or open plan living when not.
The studio space incorporates a work space, large kitchen, staff/dining room, meeting room and waiting and display areas within 250sqm.
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The clients, who were expecting a baby at the time, wanted to convert the only bedroom into two small bedrooms. Plywood joinery was used to define spaces rather than build walls. The child’s bedroom was sized to just fit a single bed between walls. The adults bedroom utilises 3 colourful sliding screens which allow the room to be totally screened from the living room or opened up to allow the bed platform to be used as part of the living space.
Australian magazine INSIDE OUT has featured this beautiful house, located in Melbourne and designed by local architect Clare Cousins.
The contemporary home shows the Australian love for large open-living spaces with big window walls that open to the garden, the mix of mid-century modern furniture with contemporary pieces and the white crisp interiors with colour splashes everywhere.