A Minimalist Home In Melbourne | Bell Street House
As far as family homes go, the Bell Street House is a rather impressive one. A renovation completed by Techne Architecture + Interior Design in 2016, the house in Richmond, Victoria underwent quite a transformation to become what it is now. That is, a beautiful, modern space that’s built for the everyday life of a family while embracing a minimalist and simple aesthetic.
In addition to being a nice, liveable family home, the clients also wanted the house to be able to accommodate their love of entertaining. Techne successfully achieved this, creating warm and open spaces for the inhabitants and their guests. The courtyard was crafted with a built-in BBQ and cooking facilities, as well as timber seating, folding out into the open plan kitchen and dining area.
The prolific use of marble and timber is offset by the profusion of natural light that spills into the house. It offers a nice contrast to the monochrome palette, adding warmth and a sense of comfort. Furthermore, tactile elements like chunky carpets and rendered brick were used to add to the homeliness of the space. Techne reconfigured the first floor in such a way as to allow views of the back courtyard from the front, creating the impression of a much larger space. It also aids in maximising airflow throughout, too.
From their deft use of materials to the skilled way they increased light and air throughout the house, Techne Architecture + Interior Design have crafted a beautiful, minimalist family home in Melbourne.