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2/55 Murray St
Prahran, VIC, 3181



The scheme for this inner city warehouse conversion combines the raw and the refined. The Industrial & the Lux.
It needs to fit well within the existing warehouse textures & materials. It also needs to add a touch of luxury to make the space an enjoyable place to live.

You enter through a gated courtyard, roofed but open to the street. From there clients can move to the office or personal guests through to the hall.

The office/guest bed is a nod to the 1920’s origins of the warehouse with deco touches in the skirting boards & vintage furnishings. A guest powder room has dual access, and abuts a laundry.

Following on to the kitchen, dark porcelain tiles laid in a herringbone pattern define the space, while to matching to the timber parquet flooring used in the rest of the open plan space. The Industrial can be seen in the paint treatment - White paint is sandblasted to reveal the original brickwork.

In the kitchen cladding that replicates concrete formwork fronts the island bench. The cabinets feature a wood grain look to bring texture. Bluestone paving for the courtyards connects to heritage & the inner city Melbourne location.
The Luxury is added with marble look, reconstituted stone benchtops & splashback. Also in the reflective element of the brass cladding for the over head cupboards, and bathroom sink.

Australian made furniture from designers such as Parker, Greg Natale & Adam Goodrum, has been used in the Living & Dining areas . A custom neon light feature represents the clients Australian & French roots.

Camila Walala a French based street artist, geometric work inspired the colour palate. It evolves from greens and peach in the office, where one of her prints will hang. Inspired by her Fitzroy mural, bolder colours feature in the large open plan living area.

The overall result is a selection of materials, fixtures & furnishings that is true to the bones a warehouse space, highlighted with touches of modernity & glamour; IndustraLUX.

Kitchen Design Drafting