From the street, this Australian duplex looks like any other home save for the odd lit stairway wedged between the pressed bricks. But one peek inside will make you fall head-over-heels in love with this one-of-a-kind home.
Equivalent to New York’s brownstones, forty percent of this 1920’s duplex was demolished in order to make way for a revitalized structure which includes scissor balconies which give guests stunning views of the city, so close you can almost taste it.
The team at Luigi Roselli architects kept the interior’s modern design (even by today’s standards) but also that snazzy 1920’s charm, giving the inside a very unique feel. Case in point: this beautiful main bathroom which has a minimalist toilet and sink but also the original metro-style ceramic tiles.
The living room is cozy and quaint with its Hans J Wegner ‘Papa Bear’ wingback chair and mostly neutral color palette. The home also includes an elevator, hidden in this living room just beside a bookshelf to the right.
Offering plenty of eye candy is the library built beneath the kitchen pantry, where the stairs serve a dual purpose by also becoming bookshelves.
The heart of the home, the kitchen, is also bathed in natural light and features sleek modern cabinetry and a geometric back splash.
Architecturally speaking, one of the most beautiful spaces in the home has to be the staircase, where the plain white banister twists and turns towards the sky, contrasting against the dark wood stairs.
We wouldn’t mind living in this refurbished time capsule one bit!