York Street Timber Facade
York Street, by Lucy Clemenger Architects, demonstrates a blending of old and new. Both a renovation and extension effort, the St Kilda West home of Studio Stamp co-founder Sophie Gunnersen and her husband (plus their pooch, Banjo!), connects two centuries. The existing heritage character remains as the home is brought forward in time.
The project is a collaborative effort with the interior design completed by Lucy Clemenger Architects together with Studio Stamp. Lucy Clemenger Architects used the home’s park-side location and seaside proximity to form a contemporary, cohesive home. The completed home caters for work, quiet relaxation, and regular entertaining – just what every family needs!
Creating the Next Chapter
Initially built in the 1890s, the home is located down an attractive tree-lined street in St Kilda West. Before its recent transformation, the home had received several renovations leaving it in a tired state. The result of this project is an excellent example of how to bring a home from the federation era into the 21st century. The home retains proof of its constructive era and delivers a contemporary aesthetic reflective of the owners’ interior and fashion design interests.
The reward of blending era’s is present, with heritage charm sprinkled throughout the interior, balanced with modern decor and conveniences. An integral part of the home’s transformation is the polished interior design and styling provided by the owner, Sophie, in collaboration with Lucy Clemenger Architects.
“The Click-on Battens specified and associated fixing system is an exceptional product and allowed the design and set-out of the building to be executed with precision. ”
“The timber shroud is carefully designed to prevent overlooking neighbouring properties and provides a large window into the adjacent park. the singular form reads as a three-dimensional volume floating above the glazed wall. Key viewing points from the laneway and adjacent park informed the scale, form and articulation of the facade.”
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Injection of Colour
The classic bones of heritage architecture and the extension’s clean lines provide the perfect canvas for artistic expression and an ambience of calm and joy! Like its foundations, the interiors are furnished with gorgeous finds, both old and new. Stunning indigenous artworks filled with life and colour adorn the walls, strategically placed decor to complement the colour scheme.
The living and dining area of the home incorporates beautiful pieces of designer furniture. Just the right pieces, in the right amounts, were selected to complement the architectural design of the family home.
“The contemporary addition contrasts with the original heritage building and contributes to the layering of styles evident in Port Phillips's laneways and contemporary rear additions to heritage buildings.”
Lucy Clemenger Architects
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
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