Collaboration is key to any successful outcome, so taking on this project was a great opportunity to partner with Secret Design Studio, Balwyn Builders and our fantastic clients.

Project Name: Mid-Century Revival
Studio Name:
Detail 9 Architects Pty Ltd
Project size: 474 m2
Site size: 1925 m2
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 2
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Matthew Forbes

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Living Room ©Matthew Forbes

Secret Design Studio provided their mid-century expertise to get this project underway and we jumped on board to continue the design, documentation and contract administration.

A wonderful partnership has developed with our clients, who have a had a strong and clear of vision of mid-century modern design.

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Kids Room ©Matthew Forbes

Our clients were keen to upgrade their dated mid-century home to reflect modern family life, whilst retaining the character of the architecture.

The site provided quite the challenge, it has beautiful sweeping views across the outer east of Melbourne, however it is very steep. The house also had several entry points, however no real sense of a focal point ‘front door’.

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Bedroom ©Matthew Forbes

One of the key goals was to improve access from the driveway to a formal front entry. More living space for growing children and guest accommodation for overseas visitors were also on the wish list.

Taking the initial design work and partnering with our clients and Balwyn Building, the construction has progressed smoothly with only minor bumps to resolve along the way – a real credit to the builder.


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