Small House

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A large part of the inspiration for the extension of this St Kilda Californian Bungalow comes from thinking about how this family live and connect with their community. Spaces are playful and have been conceived more like a favourite local café than a private house, reflecting this family’s desire to create a space that allowed them to connect with friends, family and their larger community.

A custom home in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Designed by MAKE Architecture.

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  • Reply Monica Sweere April 16, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    The thoughtfulness is impressive.

  • Reply Blair April 16, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Love it

  • Reply Lisa E. April 19, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    The mattress should be recessed so it doesn’t creep and walk.
    Much of the looks and appeal of this place relies on the lack of clutter but once a family moves in, especially with kids, this whole ambience will vanish.
    Also, the plate glass in the shower looks great right now, but when it’s been used and there is soap film collected on it, it won’t look so great (and you know who will be tasked with getting down on her knees to scrub the bottom of that plate glass, too.)
    Places like this make great magazine articles, but unless you are a single male with a butler or outsourced maid service, they quickly exchange their glamorous look for a seedy has-been look.

    • Reply Todd Clancy May 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      wow you sound like a fun one. It’s not impossible for people to keep things clean.

    • Reply Steve May 2, 2016 at 12:54 am

      I absolutely agree! Those skinny passageways will instantly go from sleek to claustrophobic!

  • Reply csm April 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    A very lovely and stylish home but I would long for a comfortable cushion to sit on!

  • Reply Marie Collins May 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    These beds are fine on display. Having one in the bedroom creates problems. Using the bed becomes uncomfortable and knocking accidents do happen…regularly. The boxed cut windows look lovely, but i bet they will be tricky to time consuming to keep clean. Not so sure about the use of space, initially looks spacy,, but the space has not been that well used.

  • Reply Laughing Heart October 26, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Some lovely ideas. The stairs, for instance, are a great optical illusion and the hanging bulbs add nice curvy but industrial touch.
    All those sharp corners, though. Wow, I can almost feel the bruises. Getting in and out of bed, walking around downstairs as you head for a cold, hard, pillowless bench? Other than the comfortable looking sofa, there just aren’t many places to snuggle into.
    I love the yellow tiles in the bathroom, unfortunately, I know from personal experience that your towel will not stay on those cute little dots without an unreasonable amount of coaxing and, sorry Todd Clancey, who definitely doesn’t sound like a fun one, keeping those very popular but impractical glass shower doors sparkling, really does requires a rather stunning amount of work.

    The most important thing is….if the people who own this home love it and it’s comfortable and happy making for them….then, It’s perfect.

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