The Collingwood home of artist Adriane Strampp. The painting behind the couch is by Adriane. All photos by the amazing Sean Fennessy.
Adriane’s much-loved ‘AGA’ stove! All photos – Sean Fennessy.
I know it’s not really cool to play favourites, but just quietly, the magical loft apartment of Melbourne artist Adriane Strampp really did take my breath away when we visited this unique home back in August this year. It’s definitely one of my favourite Australian homes ever. Truly. Probably because it is just so unique – so far removed from any other homes encountered on my relentless house hunting mission!
A visit to this perfectly styled industrial home immediately seems to transport you to another time and another world – huddled around the incredible AGA stove on a wintery night, you feel could be in wartime London, or the French countryside, or perhaps even some rustic bohemian Baz Luhrmann-esque Parisian loft!?
As outlined in the original post, whilst it’s cosy and full of character now, when Adriane first purchased this warehouse shell ten years ago, it was completely empty. Unbelievable! It seems impossible to picture this home, now layered with history and eclectic details, as a blank canvas! The space certainly has a a sense of history and worldliness that belies the ten years Adriane and daughter Lucy have lived here.
Adriane works from a wonderful light-filled studio in Fitzroy, just a short walk from her home (pics of her workspace can be seen in our original post). She runs popular painting classes here on Monday nights and Tuesday mornings – more info here! Adriane is also working towards a solo exhibition in Sydney at King St Gallery on William in March 2012.
Do re-visit the original post for many more pics of this truly unique Melbourne home!