In a picturesque suburb full of trees and historic terraced houses in Melbourne we find the St Vincent's Place Residence. A bold house decorated by the local studio B.E. Architecture in which the designers reinterpret classic references with a modern sensitivity. Behind the Victorian façade of this beautiful property you'll find a cultural bridge between historical importance and modern progress.
Architectural and design highlights from history are explored and original elements are recreated. Most of the house is new, but you wouldn't know that because of the historical touches. In the restored part in the front of the house, period details such as curved cornices and doors, wooden plinths and custom steel fireplaces have been preserved. All this is in good balance with the nonchalant decor.
"Combination of history, art and culture"
Craftsmanship and art were central to the furnishing of this residence. You clearly feel a modernist vibe and see a predominantly minimal style. This is nicely complemented by rich textures such as terrazzo floors, wooden ceilings and bluestone walls. Craftsmanship and art were central to the furnishing of this residence. You clearly feel a modernist vibe and see a predominantly minimal style. This is nicely complemented by rich textures such as terrazzo floors, wooden ceilings and bluestone walls.
"B.E.Architecture finds the perfect balance between old and new"
The owner's art collection, consisting of large paintings, intimate photographs and unique sculptures, also confirms the balance and has been beautifully integrated into the interior. You can even find a wax sculpture, Romeu 'my deer', by a Belgian artist, namely Berlinde De Bruyckere. B.E.Architecture also produced a number of custom designs, such as the coffee table made of plexiglass cubes and a light structure in the form of a large white ring.The architects combined history, art and culture in this beautiful St Vincent's Place Residence. The perfect balance of old and new.
© Derek Swawell - BE Architecture