Melbourne Modernist

I have a special attraction to Modernist style homes, that clean modern look, but with a an edge, something that gives the home a personality.  This home in Melbourne, The McIntosh Residence was designed by Nest Architects and is definitely one that appeals to me.

The new family room is open and bright. The large glass doors are typical of the Modernist Home and lead out to a generous courtyard.

The courtyard looking inot the family room.. the Modernist decorative panel and crazy paving all add to the retro feel.

The colour blocked kitchen has clean lines and quirky use of colour with timber to be practical yet still in the modernist style.

I love the bathroom treatment. For this home, the circular patterned wall and gold is just perfect.

The approach to the home , lit at night, is a welcoming and modern feel. Cleverly using the original brick feature wall and scultured planting .

This home has been beautifully renovated to retain the original 1960’s architecture combined with a modern addition and renovation that pulls it into the 21st century but is fun, warm and a family home.

The home was shortlisted for the Victorian 2012 Institute of Architects Awards.

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