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Fitzroy House by Julie Firkin Architects

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And another magnificent example of innovative contemporary interior design within a Victorian era brown brick construct, in Australia. The architects from Julie Firkin Architects created the spaces in a sequence of airy, cascading premises that follow the natural fall of the site. The facade of the house combines contemporary shapes and robust materials, metal and dark surfaces with the warm elegance of the old brick construct. A happy match indeed.

The first semi-floor, open towards the secluded garden, hosts the kitchen – furnished in simple white appliances and functional fittings, clear and welcoming. The second level offers a simple open social area furnished with natural materials (leather, untainted wood, and soft textures). Here the light colors are supplemented by darker graphite hues of the wooden floor, fireplace wall, and the staircase. These dualities create a warm, welcoming sensation that invites for relaxation. Simple and elegant with unusual cascade layout and shape innovative solutions this house is also aiming for high environmentally sustainable design in the areas of water, energy and material use.  Photography by Peter Bennetts

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