David and Megan Robinson arrived across their Victorian terrace soon after inspecting a number of other individuals in Carlton North. The spot is lined with rows of in the same way charming qualities from the 1880s, but the three-bed room residence at 485 Station Road had the additional advantage of currently being entirely renovated and transfer-in completely ready!
Andrew Simpson Architects have ‘reimagined’ the period residence for modern spouse and children dwelling, crafting a light-weight-loaded extension at the rear that offered the Robinsons the ‘best of both of those worlds, with gorgeous heritage details and modern design’.
‘We instantaneously cherished it,’ Cooper Robinson Interiors founder Megan suggests. ‘As Andrew’s style and design is so properly carried out, we did not come to feel the have to have to adjust everything apart from a several personalized adjustments.’ These provided updating the floorboards to gentle oak timber, adding luxe carpeting upstairs, and producing extra wardrobe space.
Inside, the two-storey terrace characteristics a formal residing place and a relatives space with an open up fire – which has been a cosy and ‘comfortable nest’ for the Robinson relatives, their daughters, and golden retrievers more than the previous five decades. Measures lead up into the dining place, the place a sculptural, geometric ceiling hangs above the kitchen!
‘It’s been an awesome position to entertain in,’ Megan adds. ‘We’ve experienced so quite a few drinks, dinners, and get-togethers right here. As a stylist, I’ve made use of its characteristics to my complete edge, draping the balustrade and mantles with all manner of greenery and clean flowers. In summertime, we throw the doorways open to the courtyard we’ve even experienced a taco truck in the again lane!’
They’ve also appreciated the neighbourhood’s quieter village feel with the metropolis, Lygon Street, Edinburgh Gardens and Princes Park at their doorstep.
‘We moved below to be shut to VCA and Melbourne University for our three daughters, but now they’ve all graduated and moved out (we feel!), we’re ready for a improve,’ Meagan states. ‘It’s a substantial and pleased household property we’d really like absolutely nothing additional than another spouse and children to appreciate it.’