Study | Davies Street by studiofour

The Look

Taking in the clean, creamy shape of this Malvern home’s exterior, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a brand new build. Instead it’s the result of a comprehensive transformation by Melbourne design firm studiofour, who reinvigorated the original 1980s house for the current and future demands of a growing family.

Originally comprised of low ceilings and dark, compartmentalised spaces, studiofour started by increasing the “visual and physical” connectivity of the built form with the adjacent landscape. This was done by extending the home’s structure around an existing yard to create a central courtyard and introducing large glass sliding doors to open up the home.