Have you ever dreamt of owning a piece of Australian architectural history?
Well that dream became a reality for Hunting for George Co-Founder Lucy Glade-Wright in 2008 ~ and now it could be yours, with her beautiful apartment back on the market.
As demand for housing and re-development over the years has became greater in Melbourne, there's been fear that residential Art Deco flats like Lucy's, were going to ruin the character of local suburbs. To counter the criticism, leading architects were employed to redesign these apartment blocks so as not to upset the local residents or ruin the charm of the area. And thus, the place the Lucy calls home came about.
Purchasing one of only 8 apartments in an iconic 1940 Art Deco building, for the last decade Lucy has been a part of the committee that's restored the outsides of the building to its original colour scheme, as well as advising on the new garden design. A fresh external paint job returned the building to its former glory, and the landscape of a Palm Springs themed garden now comfortably wraps around the curved block.
Inside Lucy has revamped the interiors with an overall modern coastal theme, a decision that reflects the Palm Springs aesthetics of the garden, and with the apartment already consisting of ‘great bones’, little structural changes had to be made. Some of the cosmetic changes Lucy focused on included brand new window furnishings, a touch that accentuates and draws the eyes to the gorgeous curves of the building, as well as replacing light fixtures and painting all internal walls to enhance the amazing natural light in the space.
"It has been so wonderful to hear positive feedback on its restoration from locals. People seem to feel a close attachment to this building, even those who don't live here.
It's quite special in that way.”
- Lucy Glade-Wright
The overall hub of the home is most definitely the living room as it connects you to the kitchen, courtyard and hallway. Towards the back of the apartment sit two bedrooms and a bathroom; the apartment further extends with access to an incredible rooftop for outdoor entertaining, complete with beautiful views of the city.
Right. When can we move in?
Styling, Lucy Glade-Wright Photography, Nikole Ramsay
Curated by Georgia Tyszkiewicz, TLSE.