A Victorian-Era House Gets a Timeless New Look

This Victorian-era house from Carlton, Australia surprised us with its timeless design and unexpectedly fresh vibe. The house was remodeled in 2018 by studio Biasol and features an atrium delineated by the glass and filled with plants. This little space has a big impact on the house and the overall decor and ambiance, creating a fresh vibe and letting natural light into the adjacent areas. A similar effect is also achieved through a series of voids and skylights as well as a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor areas.

The style in which the house is built is specific to late 19th century structure in the Melbourne regionView in gallery
The style in which the house is built is specific to late 19th century structure in the Melbourne region
An atrium filled with plants connects all spaces adjacent to the center section of the houseView in gallery
An atrium filled with plants connects all spaces adjacent to the center section of the house
The atrium is enclosed in glass and has a multipurpose role of adding light and beauty to the houseView in gallery
The atrium is enclosed in glass and has a multipurpose role of adding light and beauty to the house

This is a Victorian-era home that’s been reimagined to suit a modern lifestyle yet somehow managed to preserve some of its original charms. The new design puts an emphasis on the timeless beauty of classical architecture but also on the simplicity and functionality of certain modern details. The architects and their clients shared a deep appreciation for history and architecture and design in general and this is reflected in a lot of the details included in the new interior design such as the cast-iron lacework, the chevron timber floors or the natural stone surfaces.

The house is organized into three sections based on functionView in gallery
The house is organized into three sections based on function
The kitchen has an open design and an elegant island with a waterfall-style marble countertopView in gallery
The kitchen has an open design and an elegant island with a waterfall-style marble countertop
The kitchen is one of the spaces which are directly connected to the green atriumView in gallery
The kitchen is one of the spaces which are directly connected to the green atrium
The palette of materials includes timeless and elegant options such as timber and marbleView in gallery
The palette of materials includes timeless and elegant options such as timber and marble
The master bedroom and the hallway are oriented toward the street and have a cool color paletteView in gallery
The master bedroom and the hallway are oriented toward the street and have a cool color palette
The atrium helps to bring more light into the house and to visually connect certain spacesView in gallery
The atrium helps to bring more light into the house and to visually connect certain spaces
Marble surfaces add elegance to spaces such as the kitchen and the bathroomsView in gallery
Marble surfaces add elegance to spaces such as the kitchen and the bathrooms
The clear glass divider allows the bathroom to look bright and airy in spite of its size and layoutView in gallery
The clear glass divider allows the bathroom to look bright and airy in spite of its size and layout
The sheer curtains and chevron timber floors create a very cozy and timeless ambiance throughout the houseView in gallery
The sheer curtains and chevron timber floors create a very cozy and timeless ambiance throughout the house