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Innovative Melbourne Home with Polycarbonate Panels Relies on Versatile Design

Modern homes are no longer spaces filled with polished surfaces, premeditated rooms that chop up larger, open interiors and décor that is an eclectic mix of the unnecessary. Today’s homes offer a delightful blend of textural beauty, adaptability and a design that responds to the specific needs of the homeowners. The Earl Street House designed by Bloxas is one such gorgeous house in the Fitzroy neighborhood of Melbourne where brick walls, lovely wooden floors and custom metallic structures are intertwined ever so diligently. A series of polycarbonate panels brings the outdoors inside without compromising privacy while dark brick walls stand in stark contrast to this modern feature.

Unique and innovative Earl Street House designed by Bloxas in inner suburbs of Melbourne
Unique and innovative Earl Street House designed by Bloxas in inner suburbs of Melbourne

On the inside it is white and wood that shape the backdrop in the open plan living area with custom wooden boxes and storage units shaping both the work and play areas. Transition between the living area, kitchen and dining space is seamless with a mesh-styled metallic staircase leading one to the top. The ceiling in the family area with more polycarbonate panel charm brings in even more natural light even as the bedrooms are neatly tucked away on the upper level. Lovely timber pavilions and smart, minimal décor put the final touches on this fabulous residence Down Under. [Photography: Peter Bennetts]

Open plan living area and dining room of the Earl Street House in Melbourne
Open plan living area and dining room of the Earl Street House in Melbourne
Painted brick walls, polycarbonate panels and woodsy finishes combined inside the smart Aussie home
Painted brick walls, polycarbonate panels and woodsy finishes combined inside the smart Aussie home
Wiry mesh-styled staircase leads to the top level of the home with bedrooms
Wiry mesh-styled staircase leads to the top level of the home with bedrooms
Bespoke hanging wooden shelves in the living room with greenery
Bespoke hanging wooden shelves in the living room with greenery
Custom wooden platform under the staircase with wooden storage built-in boxes
Custom wooden platform under the staircase with wooden storage built-in boxes

Hot desking, mobile configurations, and virtual offices are all commercial strategies intended to break down our understanding of space. These strategies begin to pose questions about permanency and rigidity within residential architecture. How do we define space, label it, stereotype it, and become accustomed to it through past experiences?

Central void of the home with a net on the upper level that helps everyone rest and relax
Central void of the home with a net on the upper level that helps everyone rest and relax
Ingenious use of polycarbonate panels bring in natural light while maintaining privacy
Ingenious use of polycarbonate panels bring in natural light while maintaining privacy
Lower level floor plan of the house with adaptable design
Lower level floor plan of the house with adaptable design
Upper level design plan of the house
Upper level design plan of the house

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