Elegance can be redefined with the right design – an outdated home can rapidly become a ravishing beauty. Connecting timeless beauty to modern family living, LSA Architects re-imagined this home in Melbourne as a contemporary heaven decorating a classic shell. Staying on top of the brief – “enhance open space and add light whilst paying homage to the original era of the home through the choice of classic lines and materials” – the creative architectural studio turned the classic brick Federation house into an example of modern living spaces.

By re-shaping the floor-plan to create a seamless flow between public spaces, LSA Architects imagined the suburban home in Malvern as accommodating a growing family of five. Within an open collection of rooms, the family would feel free and inspired. Seamlessly connected to outdoor terraces, the living room and kitchen gather natural light via large sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Photographed by John Wheatley of UA Creative, the contemporary renovation captures the essence of comfortable living. Private areas were carefully designed to express relaxation – the master bedroom was fitted with a new dressing room and ensuite. Materials like the marble in the bathroom and kitchen, wooden floors and paneling create a harmonious collection of interior and exterior living spaces updated to the needs of a modern family.