Prahran House by Dita Studio

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    Emerging Melbourne-based interior design practice Dita Studio welcome us inside their new monochrome alteration and addition in Prahran, designed for a growing family.

    Lead by Rita D’Souza, Dita Studio specialise in bespoke residential homes. The recently-formed studio were asked to take on a red brick home in inner-city Melbourne that was untouched for more than 40 years, with ornate architectural details still intact. Through a striking monochrome colour palette and new rear addition, Dita Studio’s revitalised Prahran House combines characterful period architecture with streamlined, contemporary interior design.

    Director Rita D’Souza says the brief was simple: to maintain the historic fabric of the home and to restore as much of the original bones as possible. “The aim was to create a mature, refined and thoughtful synthesis of interior and architecture reflective of the original period of construction with a stronger connection to setting and place,” Rita says. 

    The stained glass entry door painted charcoal foreshadows the combination of old-meets-new that follows throughout the home, making a subtle statement against the red brick exterior. Inside, herringbone parquetry floor is a nod to the traditional nature of the home, reinterpreted in a washed grey finish. Architraves and ceiling work in the old home have been deliberately preserved, to distinguish a significant transition between the old home and its modern rear counterpart.

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    Super White Dolomite stone clads the island bench in the kitchen, combined with sleek white cabinetry and premium Gaggenau appliances. Making use of the minimal space, a central dining setting in a grey tone allows for ease of flow between the kitchen and dining room. Catering to the narrow constraints of inner-city terrace homes, black steel-frame bi-fold doors open to a modest courtyard adjacent to the living room.

    Prahran House exemplifies Dita Studio’s refined approach to family living, resulting in a cohesive home that balances heritage character and contemporary practicality. Going by this second project to be completed by the studio, we know they’re one to watch this coming year.

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    The bedroom features a vintage Flowerpot Lamp designed by Verner Panton.

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    The bathroom features the Backenzahn ST034 Stool

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5 comments on “Prahran House by Dita Studio

  1. Hi Annabel,

    They are by the brand Nichba, available in Australia at Top3 By Design.


    the est team

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