Hotel House

  • Type Residential
  • Client Private
  • Location Melbourne
  • Collaborators Myles Baldwin Design
    Edwina Glenn (Interior Design & Styling)
    BJ Builders
  • Construction 2020-2022
  • Photography Sharyn Cairns
  • Design Powell & Glenn Pty Ltd
  • Architect Ed Glenn

Balanced by a delicate composition of tone and texture, Hotel House repurposes an atypical existing building into a family home that is built to last.

To accommodate privacy within the existing street conditions, primary living spaces are organised on the first floor, opting for a gallery like resolve on the ground level which pays tribute to the character of the original heritage building. Warm timber floors and white walls celebrate this generous space which is segmented between office and sitting room. An adjacent bar exists as a nod to the building’s history – marked by a colour contrast which establishes atmosphere to inform programme.

In the kitchen, dramatic veins of stone opposed by austere stainless steel are anchored by a coherent application of colour – yet softened by the home’s omnipresent warmth through natural finishes which inject a sense of comfort and familiarity to cultivate a family home.

The tactful use of colour and texture through paint, joinery and soft furnishings cultivates a cogent language throughout the home which informs mood and atmosphere – influencing user experience.