Having recently undergone the Hecker Guthrie renovation treatment, this recently listed single level terrace at 28 Greeves Street Fitzroy, Melbourne, has been given a new lease on modern life. Designed for an executive couple, or perhaps even a small family of three, the innovative structural elements of this character filled home make for easy living in Melbourne’s inner north.
The two bedroom, bluestone walled home has been given a complete design overhaul that encourages natural light and spatial flow that’s often hard to find when it comes to inner city living. Combined with the exposed stone wall features, the American Oak floorboards that run from the entrance hallway through to the adjoining bedrooms add both a sense of solidity and character to the home. At the rear of the house a bluestone-aggregate, polished concrete flooring asserts the homes modernity.
Located at the back of the house the open plan living and dining area has been furnished with a marble island bench that cleverly serves as both service area and dining table. Integrated appliances ensure the otherwise compact space feels unencumbered by equipment and instead remains a multi use open plan area for cooking, dining and relaxing.
A potted tree softens the painted brick walled courtyard that extends beyond the floor to ceiling steel framed doors in the rear living room.
Local furniture designer Mark Tuckey features throughout the home with the timber frame bed taking centre stage against the exposed bluestone wall in the bedroom.
Complete with rear lane access the home is located just off vibrant Brunswick Street so tram stops are only a two minute stroll away along with an endless plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from after an arduous day at work. Try Naked for Satan just around the corner for tapas with a rooftop bar and antique still or The Standard Hotel for a leafy beer garden and a good pub meal. Grab some flowers a few doors down from one of our favourite florists Flowers Vasette and a coffee and a good take home meal at Alimentari across the road and you pretty much have everything literally on your door step.