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An Eclectic Mix of Old and New in Melbourne

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A much travelled client wanted a home that reflected the principle of ‘Wabi-Sabi’, the beauty of imperfection.

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Architect Jessica Liew came up with a re-imagining of old and new that blends the memories of the travels in an Australian townhouse.

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A giant chalkboard offers ample scope for the family artist.

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The architect also honors the owners aesthetic of rawness, honesty and simplicity.

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Beautiful worn stone surfaces in the shower have the charm of character, yet the whole is perfectly simple.

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Seen from the library, a small lily pond offers a garden view.

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There’s an edgy contrast between the hip urban concrete box with its gigantic nearly frameless glass doors, and the old mossy stones outside.

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The architect shares her client’s love of robust natural building materials and surfaces worn with history. Very rough stucco was applied by hand.

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A long skylight brings light down into the heart of the home where antiquated faucets and a marble countertop suggests baking with rolling pins and lashings of flour.

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Altogether the result is a new dwelling for a modern lifestyle but with the eclectic charm of an old home.

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