Tucked down a laneway, this apartment was reached only after proceeding up a very long set of stairs.
Project Name: Apartment 26
Studio Name: Shelley Roberts Architects
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Nic Granleese
Project size: 250 m2
Completion date: 2013
Building levels: 2
From the beginning Manton Lane posed difficult site conditions, not least when a 5 m long stainless-steel kitchen bench had to be craned in through the balcony doors.
Originally a large warehouse from the turn of the 19th century, later converted into apartments. Whilst the bones of the apartment were exceptional, the overall planning didn’t suit the client’s needs.
Connections were made between bedrooms and bathrooms, storage added, stairs relocated on the first floor and reconfigured on the second to create the perfect layout.