Toorak House 2
Location: Toorak, Melbourne 2017
Builder: 2iC Construction
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Bek Sheppard
Shortlisted: Idea Awards 2017 - Residential Category
Modern, sophisticated and uncomplicated, the revitalisation of this Wayne Gillespie-designed house is based on the values of family, integrity and hospitality.
The task was to inject this grand house with new life and
energy, creating a functional family home with the luxuries of contemporary living and entertaining. This involved refreshing the original architectural elements and spaces – entrance, living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms – and extending the kitchen to create a dream butler’s pantry and laundry. A new ensuite and walk-in-robe was also included in the design.
Studio Griffiths created an interplay of dramatic contrasts throughout the house to differentiate space and function: airy, bright communal spaces welcome relaxation and socialising, while dark, moodier spaces define areas of utility or privacy. The effect is executed cohesively with darker furnishings anchoring the lighter spaces and textured and marbled materials, enriching the darker spaces. A relaxed and understated luxury renovation that exemplifies Studio Griffiths’ approach to design.