Mrs Barber’s House

This renovation project was completed in 2013 and involved alterations to an existing double storey Victorian home in the inner city suburb of Fitzroy, Melbourne.

The original house comprised of 3 boarding houses so the challenge was to open up these spaces into one residence for a family of 5. The brief involved retaining the heritage features of the house, which is in a Heritage Overlay area without making the appearance ‘new’.

The interior plays with a mix of recycled materials, sustainable yet passive design and a lot of green tile which was found by our clients by the container load for a very economical price.

Photography: Mark Fergus