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Kooyong House: Revitalized Modern Interior Meets Relaxing Family Retreat

Bringing together the past and the present in a wonderful alchemy of styles and eras seems to be the favored path in the case of most home renovations in recent times. The idea of adaptive reuse of an existing structure instead of completely dismantling it and starting afresh has caught on both because of its economic and aesthetic sense. Located in the suburb of Kooyong, just a few miles from the heart of Melbourne, this fabulous home epitomizes the approach of blending the modern with the classic.

Lighting adds to the elegance of the Kooyong House

Designed by Schulberg Demkiw Architects, the Kooyong House acquired a new, sparkling interior that flows into the rear family area containing an expansive deck and refreshing pool. Blurring the lines between the exterior and the indoors, this modern makeover gives the home a more cheerful appeal while allowing its denizens to spend more time outdoors. A new kitchen, living area and dining space on the lower level are connected with the pool area using large sliding glass doors, bringing in a flood of natural light. The color scheme is kept largely neutral to let the vast and tasteful art collection of the homeowner shine through in various rooms of the house.

Family area of the home connected with the rear yard

Contemporary kitchen in white with smart lighting

Interior of the home extends into the rear family zone effortlessly

Large drum pendant above the dining table in wood

Neutral color palette of the interior allows the homeowner to showcase his brilliant art collection

Home office and study with unique bookcase and pops of red

The street façade of the large private residence still retains its original look, and it is only on the inside that one uncovers a more contemporary backdrop. The lovely use of windows, skylights and of course recessed and pendant lighting add to the glitter and warmth of the family house that seems like a relaxing holiday retreat.

Modern bedroom and walk-in closet of the Melbourne home

Mirrored wall and wallpaper create a spacious look in the bathroom

White bathroom design idea with a luxurious bathtub at its heart

Family area in the rear with pool and an expansive deck

Glass doors connect the interior with the rear yard at all times

Exquisite Melbourne house with a traditional front facade

Classic exterior and front facade of the renovated Melbourne home

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