Australian Homes

Melbourne Home · Georgie and Alex Cleary of Alpha60

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 17th October 2012

The Northcote home of Alex and Georgie Cleary of Alpha60.  Portrait at end of downstairs hallway is a print of a Chuck Close painting called ‘Bob’. ‘It was our favourite painting at the NGA when we were kids. We couldn’t believe it was a painting and not a photograph’ says Georgie.  Photo on left by Alex Penfold. Paintings on the right by Rob McLeish.  Vintage lights sourced from the postal sorting rooms in the Dandenongs. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Giant shoe sculpture made by Georgie’s partner Giuseppe Demaio. Glass artworks by Judy Elliot. And BOOKS!  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Books and skulls – ‘we love both!’ says Georgie.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Kitchen. Old coke bottles found under the house during the re-stumping! Concrete bench poured on site.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Alex and Georgie Cleary at home.  Photo - Sean Fennessy.

Well today’s house is already a little bit famous.  In the past year you might have spotted this distinctive space in print, or possibly even on TV! (I learnt this only when we shared a few sneaky pics from this shoot on instagram a few weeks back!).  But it’s not just the home that will be familiar to many – Alex and Georgie Cleary, the brother-sister duo behind local fashion label Alpha60 are the clever kids who live here, and these two are, by all accounts, ‘Melbourne famous’.

Alex and Georgie live here with Georgie’s partner Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Demaio (bonus points if you recall Giuseppe is one of the dashing bearded fellas at Assemble Papers, who we featured recently!).  This impressive building in Northcote has been home to Alex, Georgie and Giuseppe for just two years, though they spent fourteen months prior to that completing a major renovation.

When Georgie and Alex first acquired the property, which was previously an old community hall, it was very run down.  The pair worked with architect friends Jenny Berean and Joachim Holland to re-configure the space.  The group were keen to keep key original elements that could be salvaged – timber and metal beams, and of course the amazing red brick walls throughout.   The building needed re-stumping which was a massive job (997 wheelbarrows of dirt removed, many by Alex!).  Bi-fold doors were also added downstairs to create a light filled sitting area, and the main staircase was moved from the front to the back of the property.

Aside from the impressive scale and clever re-furb of this building, much of the home’s appeal can be put down to the eclectic tastes of its occupants.  Georgie and Alex’s museum-like  collection of artefacts and ephemera is displayed throughout the home – it’s almost as though the space were designed around them.  The oversized shoe sculptures upstairs are probably the most distinctive example – these were created by Georgie’s partner Giuseppe for a promotional event a few years ago.  They certainly make a statement!

Another favourite treasure for Georgie is the whale bone Giuseppe’s father found at the tip 20 years ago (!!!).  Yes, a whale bone.  Just hanging out on the staircase like some kind of dinosaur fossil.  That’s how the Clearys roll.

Alex and Georgie are incredibly close siblings.  They’ve always lived and worked together.  As kids growing up in Canberra, they were forever creating micro businesses together, selling flowers from their parents’ farm, and making bags, t-shirts and baked treats to supplement their pocket money!   Of course Alpha60 is the grown up, and very successful extension of this, and in turn, the unique home that Alex and Georgie have created together is another brilliant example of a shared childhood ambition realised.

‘It is amazing to create a space pretty much from scratch’ says Georgie. ‘That has been a dream of Al’s and mine, ever since we moved an old weatherboard house on the back of a truck and dumped it in the paddock at Mum and Dad’s farm.  We renovated it so we could live with more independence when we were teenagers’.

This of course leads me to my next question.  I couldn’t help but ask Georgie what it’s like living with her brother!  Her response – ‘Living with Al is the best!  We live together, work together and never fight ………. odd but true!’

MASSIVE thanks to Georgie, Alex and Giuseppe for sharing their amazing home and story with us today!

Georgie is a regular reader of TDF (thankyou GC!) and was very keen to offer a special giveaway to accompany today’s story!  Alpha60 have just launched their fabulous colour-popping spring / summer range, also introducing their first line of footwear.  They would like to offer one lucky TDF reader a $500 voucher to spend at Alpha60 instore or online this season!

A few favourites from Alpha60‘s current spring/summer collection!  More (including menswear!) on their website.

To be in the running, simply leave a comment on today’s post before 10.00pm Melbourne time .  A winner will be selected at random and contacted by email tomorrow.  THANKYOU so much Georgie and Alex!

Red and Blue Chair by Gerrit Rietveld – a 30th birthday gift to Georgie from her Mum & Dad. Brendan Huntley painting on the top step from Tolarno Galleries. Taxidermy Magpies – ‘our favourite birds’ says Georgie.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Downstairs living room.  On coffee table – monkey sculpture by Pia Murphy, pieces from Alex’s glass collection, chairs covered in old Alpha60 jumpers!  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Bell, was a gift from Alex and Georgie’s Dad, salvaged from an old church being demolished. Photo on left by Euginia Lim.  Photo on right by Mimmo Cozzolino.  Whale bone found by Giuseppe’s Dad at the tip!  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Alex’s bedroom.  Painting above bed by Rob McLeish.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Alex has collected art glass for years, mainly Scandanavian and some Italian – this is part of his collection.  The Toby Jugs are Bendigo Pottery – ‘Alex was given a Toby Jug every birthday since he was born’ says Georgie.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Main bathroom – ‘We love subway tiles’ says Georgie!  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Bikes in the hallway.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Westgarth Hall – exterior.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 17th October 2012

846 comments

  • Aimee 2 years ago

    This is actually my dream home.

  • Mary Anne p 2 years ago

    What a cool house! Even though the place is big there is a lot of warmth in the house with the wood and their belongings. I remember when alpha 60 brought out their first range! When I was much much younger and slimmer ! I bought a singlet with a lady printed on it! Xo

  • Charlotte Houston 2 years ago

    spring sprung colour space tiles on a concrete base. all of the above please.
    lovely post. xx Char.

  • Amanda 2 years ago

    Love the space.
    An Amazing secret behind an unassuming facade.

  • Rachael 2 years ago

    Wow! I would love to live there – all that lovely natural light but the books – I could spend endless hours on those. :)

  • Anthony 2 years ago

    Fantastic house! I love the giant shoe sculpture.

  • Kate 2 years ago

    What a spunky home & spunky threads!! Must’ve been big reno the before/after shots must be incredible!

  • Sally Jane 2 years ago

    Those gigantic white feet make me think of alice falling down the rabbit hole! Hilarious!

  • trish 2 years ago

    What an incredible house, filled with light space and unique details! I love it!

  • Clare 2 years ago

    Glorious space, so unassuming from the outside. Quirky individual art works and “curios” set the tone.

  • Miss Scruffy 2 years ago

    I loved that picture from NGA as well.

  • Gemma 2 years ago

    What a beautiful, unique home.

  • Danielle 2 years ago

    I’d imagine their home helps refresh their minds! Every detail of the home makes me fall in love more. The legs sculpture is dreamy! I love their new collection and the shoes are gorgeous.

  • Renee 2 years ago

    What gorgeous spring colours!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Such cool people, what a house!

  • helen 2 years ago

    I have seen this house many times and love it, it is a house you never get tired of seeing! Alpha collection is so great this season. Why have they not done footwear before now, they are all so great and want every pair. Alpha is now my favourite new summer shopping spot!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    What an amazing home tour. The whole home is so well styled. I particularly love the giant legs!

  • Gaz 2 years ago

    Beautiful home and clothes

  • Nick 2 years ago

    I love this house.

  • sarah 2 years ago

    love it all

  • Liz Borham 2 years ago

    The giant shoes! Fab!

  • Maree 2 years ago

    Beautiful home that lets the occupants style shine. Love it!

  • Anna 2 years ago

    Ah-mazing! I love the minimalist reno juxtaposed against the original features of the building. So inspiring.

  • Beth 2 years ago

    Woooowww this house is amazing! Almost, but not quite as amazing as those green and black shoes – they are to die for!!
    Fingers crossed beth dot corbould at gmail dot com

  • Pippa 2 years ago

    Just to see the art glass collection and sideboard is enough for me but to win this giveaway is the cherry on the top! :)

  • Sam mungean 2 years ago

    Beautiful home and lovely clothes. Fingers crossed x

  • Donna 2 years ago

    Want those shorts!

  • Mel 2 years ago

    great place!

  • Milly 2 years ago

    Such an amazing space! I love their use of the short staircase as a storage place…every little nook has been filled with all their lovely belongings.

  • KP 2 years ago

    Home | Museum | Haven – the light is killing me. Love Alpha, love the new collection – especially the Blue Valerie heels.

  • Claire 2 years ago

    Love the book shelves with the ‘cute’ skull sign off! That’s my kinda cool!

  • Anita Ekberg 2 years ago

    Its great to see so many personal stories throughout the house, its a real journey, I love the staircase gallery, leading to many more ideas. It all flows so easily.

  • Roberta Thomson 2 years ago

    I walked past Westgarth Hall so many times during its refurb. It’s so nice to see the finished interior and know that this important piece of westgarth history has been given the restoration it deserves.

  • ambah 2 years ago

    Inspirational! Love the stairs

  • Em 2 years ago

    Oh I have house-lust in a serious way!
    What a great space and great story, their sibling relationship is awesome! Living, working together and never getting on eachothers’ goat! Love it!

  • Kate 2 years ago

    What a beautiful space and loving the vibrant clothes!

  • Rebecca Supierz 2 years ago

    What a stunning home! Great blog today

  • Kate 2 years ago

    Inspiring me for my first home (one day…. Wish!)

  • Elizabeth Geddes 2 years ago

    Oh yessssss!

  • Soo 2 years ago

    Love a house that looks rundown on the outside and then proves to be a treasure house on the inside…like crystal in old rock….like luscious pomegranate seeds inside their rusty pod….thanks for morning inspiration.

  • JacQueline 2 years ago

    Haven

  • yolanda 2 years ago

    So generous, AND such good taste!

  • lesley 2 years ago

    alpha- just my style!! love it….

  • Despa 2 years ago

    t h i s…h o u s e…i s…a…may…Z.I.N.G…!

  • Gemma 2 years ago

    I am in love with Alpha60’s style especially the Ayaka Heels! I’m from New Zealand and hadn’t heard of this brand before so thank you TDF for introducing me, so inspiring! x

  • Dandka 2 years ago

    Wow! I especially love the entrance hallway – the bricks, the bikes, the space!

  • Catherine 2 years ago

    This is a beautiful space, & I love how it’s filled with things, but still looks restrained..

  • Barbara Fisher 2 years ago

    I love this place! What a creative and talented bunch – and that hair of Georgie’s is awesome!

    As a side note, I love your style of writing Lucy. I think that every piece I read of yours, but just have to actually say it. I feel as though I’m talking to a good friend – and your enthusiasm really comes through and is so infectious!

  • Jill 2 years ago

    This is so my dream house! And those clothes and shoes – I have now found my favourite shop ever!

  • Kylie D 2 years ago

    Fab home

  • Jane Mikhailova 2 years ago

    Love the bottom of the staircase! Beautiful wood surrounded by art objects.

  • Liz c 2 years ago

    Awesome house. Great story. Love the staircase

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    Pick Me, Pick Me!!!! I desperately need new clothes and shoes and I LLLOOOOVVVEEEE this amazing house. Quality again Design Files!! :-)

  • Alex McKenzie 2 years ago

    Fantastic house – definitely Melbourne. Made me ache for home from my Uncle Joe room in the Czech Republic.

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Wow…..a really inspiring space. Having a sister / brother team with similar taste makes a stunning collaboration of perfection. Thanks for sharing

  • Michelle 2 years ago

    Love!!

  • Karo 2 years ago

    Big bang. Simplistic style.
    Love it!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Want, need, LOVE, dream about the new range! Colours to fill my world . .

  • Lizzie 2 years ago

    Such cool cats! Very Melbourne I must say. Great humble beginnings to a successful business. It’s true what they say about business being in your blood.

  • Grace 2 years ago

    I love in their clothes. Their house is also reminiscent of thir fashion. Beauty and finely crafted. Thanks alpha 60 + TDF.

  • Madeleine 2 years ago

    I love the colour sneaking into your beautiful designs and what a home you have!

  • Kelly 2 years ago

    Amazing house, amazing threads, amazing prize…thanks for the morning inspiration!!

  • miranda 2 years ago

    love it

  • Lara 2 years ago

    Fab house, LOVE the shoes!

  • serena 2 years ago

    i love books & skulls too. oh & Georgie’s hair!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Fabulous house, great post!

  • Micha 2 years ago

    Amazing palazzo of style, that whalebone! Incredible.

  • Rachel 2 years ago

    Terrible awesome! And great to see siblings so close and creative :) My pleat scarf and owl brooch still get comments.

  • Tanya 2 years ago

    What an amazing home! A great extension of your creative spirit Georgie and Alex.

  • Georgie 2 years ago

    what an amazing home. with its unique subtle details it is a wonderful example of Melbourne living, by none other than one of our fashion institutions.

  • Lucie 2 years ago

    Such an amazing space- simple, classic and slick!

  • Jane 2 years ago

    Fabulous home, fabulous clothes!

  • Jenna 2 years ago

    LOVE the subway tiles xx

  • Mel 2 years ago

    Love the entire home!

  • josette 2 years ago

    Georgie I hope those gorgeous sandals come in a 42 for gals with big feet like me.

  • Kirsty // OTIS & OTTO 2 years ago

    Wowsers!!! Love this space. Thanks for sharing TDF!

  • Miriam 2 years ago

    Very Melbourne!

    I love the wall of books and the collection of art glass is stunning!
    Thank you TDF and Alex, Georgie and Giuseppe!

  • Phil 2 years ago

    I completely love this house. Totally. It’s excellent that they committed to doing some of the work themselves too, admirable resilience.

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    What a stunning space to call home! Perfection!!

  • Elizabeth 2 years ago

    Amazing style, awesome shoes,cool hair!

  • Treena 2 years ago

    I Lust you, sums up the House, Art and Clothes! Especially those shoes!,

  • katherine 2 years ago

    Love alpha60. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Sophie 2 years ago

    Love the cool graphic style of the new range

  • Rebekka 2 years ago

    What an amazing shoe sculpture! And how great the bikes look hanging in the hallway!

  • kat 2 years ago

    amazing new collection!

  • Shifra 2 years ago

    Talk about a dream home! And I am loving the Alpha60 spring/summer range colour scheme – what fun!

  • CJK 2 years ago

    I’ve always wondered what was in that hall … Stunning!

  • Sophie 2 years ago

    Love, love, love this house! What clever siblings! I wonder if there were any cross words spoken during the removal of the 997 wheelbarrows of dirt!!

  • Clementine 2 years ago

    This is one of my favourite homes! So happy it keeps popping up everywhere.

  • Alice 2 years ago

    Inspired use of space! Love the minimalist yet laid back look these guys have created… And their new range of shoes look like a summer essential!

  • Kate 2 years ago

    What an amazing abode! Full of character and stories Im sure!

  • caroline price 2 years ago

    very excited to see some gorgeous colours popping out in the new collection. i want those shorts!!! x

  • leza 2 years ago

    Far out Brussels Sprout!!! AMAZEBALLS!!

  • Chris 2 years ago

    Stunning house, but what I really want is that hair! x

  • Olivia 2 years ago

    These guys! So so great!

  • Angela Bellenger 2 years ago

    Love those skulls !! Great space from your Westgarth neighbour

  • Emily Treganowan 2 years ago

    Please pick me!!

  • Erin 2 years ago

    I love all the textures, as well as the light and space – it’s gorgeous, thank you for sharing!

  • Nadia 2 years ago

    Happen to be wearing one of my fav Alpha60 dresses which love as much as this house.

  • sarah 2 years ago

    I this this space as much as I love my River silk dress from Alpha 60. That’s a lot.

  • Emma 2 years ago

    Love the house – what a gorgeous old building that has so much character and life!

  • Emily 2 years ago

    I love how the stairs become a display space! Also love the scale of the print of ‘Bob’ in the hallway!

  • Brittney 2 years ago

    Super!

  • Liz 2 years ago

    Great house and love the shoes in the new collection. Thanks for showing us, Lucy

  • Tal 2 years ago

    Absolutely love this place – have been past the outside on several occasions – amazing to see what they have done with the inside.

  • Chantal 2 years ago

    Amazing home!

  • Bec 2 years ago

    i love this house – and the giant shoes!

  • Denise 2 years ago

    The front door, the hallway, the staircase and the whale bone, the little church on the beside table, all wonderful.

  • Kristy 2 years ago

    An inspirational duo and fascinating home! Love your new footwear line, how unique, and would love to purchase for Spring! Please pick me to win :)

  • Teresa 2 years ago

    What an eclectic collection selection of ornaments. Love the lightness and industrial finishes.

  • nina 2 years ago

    love the new collection!

  • melbomba 2 years ago

    the volume of space… love

  • picturette 2 years ago

    my new dream home… a town hall!

  • Bebe 2 years ago

    Love the brother sister duo and how well they live & work together. Really interesting style & choice of art & artifacts – magpies?? Great to see people doing something completely different & gutsy. Sounds like they must have grown up in a pretty cool environment. Love the shoes!

  • Sarah C 2 years ago

    Love it, esp the book display wall. It’s such a grown up home – so far from my child friendly reality….And I love the spring collection!

  • Tamara 2 years ago

    love love love…those green and black sandals are gorgeous and just got added to my ‘must have’ list!

  • Michelle 2 years ago

    So nice to see a fantastic relationship between a brother and sister that also produces beautiful clothing.

  • Felicetta 2 years ago

    Great place!!

  • Susie 2 years ago

    Can’t decide if I like the house or the clothes more – just lovely!

  • JM 2 years ago

    Absolutely inspiring to see so much creativity under one roof.

  • Zoe 2 years ago

    that bathroom! gorgeous, love

  • Natalie 2 years ago

    Love the light in this place.

  • Maricel 2 years ago

    gorgeous home!

  • Belinda 2 years ago

    That entrance is stunning. Love it!!!!

  • Jessy 2 years ago

    perfection in architecture and style.

  • Christina 2 years ago

    What a stunning and stylish place!

  • Cazcc 2 years ago

    What an amazing home! So serene… And an inspiration to us all to live in such harmony with ones sibling! ;)

  • Carly 2 years ago

    Very cool to see the people behind an awesome label. Loves it!

  • Emily 2 years ago

    This house is ridiculously cool! Would love to use that shower and I am in love with Alpha60’s new collection, especially those shoes, arrrrgh!!!

  • Renate 2 years ago

    love the cool mix or art and collected objects- gives it so much personality!

  • Kathrynjb 2 years ago

    Gorgeous home and really wonderful to see creative sibs working together harmoniously.

  • jo 2 years ago

    what a house!!! amazing.

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    What an incredible space filled with such great pieces! I would have that giant shoe sculpture in my house any day but the Alpha60 shoes are a good compensation prize!

  • Julia 2 years ago

    What a striking home- an eclectic and stunning collection of art and artifacts paired with simply beautiful design.

  • Narele 2 years ago

    I’m feeling lucky

  • Nicole 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful space! I was just in an Alpha60 the other day oggling the handmade shoes, super rad! x

  • lucy 2 years ago

    what an amazing space.

  • Phoebe 2 years ago

    I just walked past Westgarth Hall on my first time in Melbourne….after seeing a taxidermy exhibition so I loved seeing Georgie & Alex’s little magpie additions. What an amazing and inspiring living space – congratulations.

  • Penelope 2 years ago

    I had no idea Alpha60 did colourful clothes, I love it!! Those gallery stairs in their home are so fantastic, what a stunning display space!

  • Kimmy 2 years ago

    Thank you for this story! I love Alpha60 and it’s amazing to see into the home of the designers. Great to see how they obviously live and breathe that cool, sleek, quirky style. LOVE.

  • Emily 2 years ago

    Would absolutely love to renovate an old hall or warehouse and add some gradual stairs in to display things!

  • Rosie Handley 2 years ago

    Love Aplha60!! beautiful stuff.

  • Kate 2 years ago

    What an incredibly warm yet sophisticated home. Oh to have that much space in Melbourne! I am so in LUST with that kithhen too!

  • Aara 2 years ago

    Adore this home! What a great way to start the day – such a gorgeous space + a beautiful sibling story to boot!

  • Anna 2 years ago

    Wowee. The space..the light… it’s so beautiful

  • gemma 2 years ago

    this is just a whole ‘nother level!

  • Fiona 2 years ago

    I’m seriously in love with the taxidermied Magpies… The rest of the house is pretty amazing too!

  • Elizabeth 2 years ago

    Such an incredible house! Would LOVE to win the competition, too .. :)

  • Kate 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • Rosie 2 years ago

    Gorgeous juxtaposition of space and objects. Well done those three!

  • Jen 2 years ago

    I’ve loved this house before, but never seen their Chuck Close portrait! What a fam! Plus I had no idea Alpha60 did colour. green and blue yessss… and the sandals..wow.

  • Sharon 2 years ago

    Wouldn’t expect anything less brilliant from the brainchilds of Alpha60. Do love.

  • kJ 2 years ago

    What a truly magnificent space – inspirational and the clothing is stunning – I would love to win this!!

  • Lee 2 years ago

    I’ve only recently discovered Alpha60 – such a wonderful design collaboration – which has clearly weaved it’s way through this great space!

  • JP 2 years ago

    Great story, thanks for sharing. Definitely keen to check out Alpha60 ASAP

  • Kate Cronk 2 years ago

    A sensational building full of surprise! Congratulations on the great interiors!! Kate

  • Steph 2 years ago

    Great to hear the background story!

  • Elisha 2 years ago

    just such a fantastic house ! & Alpha60 is a beautiful example of great design !

  • Lisa 2 years ago

    amazeballs!!!

  • Cheryl 2 years ago

    This is a very cool house and shoes are amazing!!

  • Anna 2 years ago

    What an amazing space!

  • Anna 2 years ago

    Missing alpha60 while away from Melbourne! Love the home & all the bits & pieces

  • Pamela Oberman 2 years ago

    Serious cool lives here – bet the dinner parties are not boring – a way groovy house/gallery, boring people DO NOT live here.

  • Anna 2 years ago

    Missing alpha60 while away from Melbourne! Love the home & all the bits & pieces, lovely.

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    Beautiful space – love it.

  • Hendrika 2 years ago

    Saw this fantastic space earlier this year in Habitat but loved seeing it all over again, those giant legs are insanely amazing!

  • Cassandra 2 years ago

    Wow, what a great space. Inspirational..

  • Antonia 2 years ago

    Clever, simple and perfect! What a team Alex and Georgie. There is so much detial behind each photo, yet on the surface look effortlessly placed. Would love to see more of this house on The Design Files, or the garden? magic.

  • Ilona 2 years ago

    Love, love, love the original art and design.

  • Dee 2 years ago

    sensational space.. i love it!!

  • KashiaK 2 years ago

    Ohhhhh, they posted their latest collection on their Facebook page last week, I’ve been salivating ever since!

  • Cara @ Gourmet Chick 2 years ago

    Amazing house – I could never live with my sibling now – but maybe in a space like this…. Love the bikes hanging by the door as well. Great idea (if you have the space).

  • Nola 2 years ago

    I love this house, having seen it on the cover of Habitat & used in an episode of Offspring. I’m also completely jealous of the fact that Georgie has a Red & Blue Chair! What a talented & stylish pair of siblings.

  • Georgia 2 years ago

    One of the best ever on TDF, Lucy!

  • Justine 2 years ago

    I adore Alpha60. As a Brisbane girl, I have already purchased from their online store. This insight into Alex, Georgie, and Giuseppe’s home makes me love them even more!

  • Jo 2 years ago

    It’s certainly an amazing space, filled with some great collections.
    p.s. I am absolutely loving the new shoe line! x

  • Lisa 2 years ago

    i love all the great art.

  • Lara Foster 2 years ago

    Love these secret spaces dotted around Melbs – and I still thought it was a hall! (I live close by). The white brick/tiles in the kitchen are fab – ditto the hallway which hasn’t been messed with too much. Wish I could park bikes in mine…

  • Leanne 2 years ago

    Beautiful clothes, simple and stylish.

  • Elise 2 years ago

    Such a cool home. The whale bone is an amazing find!

  • Sally 2 years ago

    A super home and super creative people. Thanks for sharing.

  • V 2 years ago

    Can’t believe the size of the transverse process’ on that whale vertebrae … what a find! Scale is used masterfully throughout this space.

  • Jane 2 years ago

    What an amazing space, I love it! Alpha60 has such a great look & feel to it…I want everything

  • Charbel 2 years ago

    Oh My God! Shoes!

  • Carli 2 years ago

    I love Alpha60 – everything!!! I think I need the Agathis Shirt Dress!

  • Daniel 2 years ago

    Love it! Hipster Addams Family vibe:)

  • Jo 2 years ago

    Hmmm… must start scouring the tip for chance leviathans.

  • julie @ tractorgirl 2 years ago

    OH my. That is just gobsmackingly jaw droppingly amazing. (But it’s obvious they don’t have kids ;D)
    So much goodness – books & art, in a completely beautiful space with such attention to materials and detail.

  • Anna 2 years ago

    amazing house and nice to hear the back story, love the giant shoes!

  • Tina Foley 2 years ago

    We often park near and I am so glad it’s as amazing inside as I hoped it would be.

  • Marina 2 years ago

    Love the whale bone!

  • jacqui 2 years ago

    I love this place – esp the bathroom – devine! thankyou for sharing such a fantastic home – i esp love the Sneaker sculpture – love AF1

  • Mercedes 2 years ago

    Wow!! Very impressive. Congratulations for the cool house, the incredible brand and for such a special relationship between siblings!! Very inspiring..

  • Pia 2 years ago

    Awesome interior design, compliments the Alpha 60 brand to a tee, and the subway tiles are a terrific hark back to those turn of the century stations that we have since lost – namely Spencer St station! Great reflections, too.

  • Chris 2 years ago

    Love iiiit! I love that each item has a story and memory attached.

  • Jacinta 2 years ago

    Beautiful colours, and they have a dress called Jacinta :)

  • Rachel 2 years ago

    Awesome house. I just love it. I wish I could hang a few bikes in my hall!
    Thanks for sharing your space.

  • Leila 2 years ago

    Love this space and and the giant trainers!

  • patti pennisi 2 years ago

    the kitchen! the whale bone! omg…

  • Jess 2 years ago

    I love the play on scale in this house and the way the art is mixed in the living spaces so casually

  • Amanda 2 years ago

    The artwork in this house is inspriring.

  • jimmy 2 years ago

    what a dazzling home!

  • Kate 2 years ago

    Killer space, love the scale of everything.

  • Kate 2 years ago

    Heck yes I want some cool new clothes!

  • Kayti m 2 years ago

    Very fresh and very scando which never goes outf fashion.
    Hyva (lovely)

  • Melissa 2 years ago

    In love with it all! :)

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    I will never get sick of seeing this place.

  • Pamela Tait 2 years ago

    Terrific article – lots of great ideas!

  • meggsy 2 years ago

    Brother and sister how cool is that!

  • Romy 2 years ago

    Super cool. I especially love the book shelves, the giant feet sculpture and the kitchen bench.

  • Elly 2 years ago

    I love: the curves of that rocking chair; the wooden beams of the original hall against all the white; the slice of tropical green behind the shower’s back door; and the crumbly brick wall of the inside front entrance. Thanks for sharing!

  • Beth 2 years ago

    just love the thought of those shoes on my feet.

  • emma 2 years ago

    lovely home :)

  • Jane 2 years ago

    Gorgeous, loving the blue/green combos,

  • Amy 2 years ago

    Love their clothes – WANT their house! ;)

  • ahi 2 years ago

    Those subway tiles and that cement bench *tears* Their house is an envy inducing building.

  • kate 2 years ago

    so much character in their home and the natural materials are the perfect backdrop to their beautifully detailed clothing. Love!

  • Lucy R 2 years ago

    Great house

  • Rachel 2 years ago

    Wow I am so impressed that Georgie and Alex make a rad team working and living together. Lovin’ those shoes!

  • d.haus 2 years ago

    So cool that this duo live and work together, tricky but very cool. I need some Alpha 60 in my wardrobe.

  • Tom L. 2 years ago

    Love this home…AMAZING!!

  • Amelia 2 years ago

    The colours in that book case, incredible! and the skulls as book ends are amazing! love Alpha60 and Alex and Georgie, what a great collection and wonderful home!

  • maxime 2 years ago

    amazing style, design and space. i love the whale bone! all interesting…..beautiful.

  • Anna 2 years ago

    Blue and Green make the perfect team!

  • Michaela 2 years ago

    Beautiful simplicity with a twist throughout the house, just like Alpha60. Love the story about Alex and Georgie, very special.

  • Carolyn Edwards 2 years ago

    LOVE all those books and those divine shoes……..

  • hana 2 years ago

    love the house, love the clothes – and georgie’s AWESOME hair!

  • Janet 2 years ago

    Great style, even just from the few photos so many things I love, the building, the space, the light, those steps, bikes in the foyer, art….. Thanks for sharing once again TDF!

  • Michelle 2 years ago

    Those shoe sculptures are crazy! love the sense of FUN!

  • Nathalie 2 years ago

    I want to fill my home with subway tiles! They’re fabulous!

  • sian 2 years ago

    Love Georgie’s hair! Alpha60 is already a favourite shop, love the summer colours!! Thanks

  • Frances 2 years ago

    This house is one of my favourites, especially those bookshelves! I’ve been a fan of Alpha60 for a while, what a generous giveaway! Thanks for sharing this great space!

  • kristen 2 years ago

    Wow, amazing …… speechless !

  • mandy 2 years ago

    Just love everything these two talented ones do !

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    oh, wow!

  • Sutejo Tan 2 years ago

    amazing house and design. I’d love to photograph it someday. :P

  • Kylie 2 years ago

    I never thought Toby jugs were cool. Do now!

  • Emmii 2 years ago

    wicked space!

  • Love the floor and the subway tiles throughout. Such a simple and fresh home dotted with cool finds… Love that kitchen too!

  • Claire Murphy 2 years ago

    Oh no I hope i’m not too late, I just went to have a coffee and read your great post about the Alpha60 duo. A wonderfully inspiring house and great that they live in Northcote as well, I love my neighbourhood :)

  • Clare 2 years ago

    I’m digging the staircase. So clean and crisp!

  • Mairead 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful mix of old and new styles!

  • Anne 2 years ago

    Love the light-filled, open spaces!

  • Ainslie Herbert 2 years ago

    I love this. beautiful home. very autobiographical. very alpha60.

  • Kim G 2 years ago

    So very Melbourne (and those shoes – need).

  • Dayna 2 years ago

    I love how the stairs continue all the way to the wall – thereby allowing them to be used for displaying objects.

  • Kelly 2 years ago

    Great bathroom!

  • Steph Dean 2 years ago

    I’m still chasing down an Alpha60 scarf from the Metropolis Festival this year! SO bummed at myself for not having the $$ to purchase one at the time :(

  • Rosa 2 years ago

    Yes I remember the pic from the NGA too! As well as a stunning space, what a lovely story of a loving sibling relationship.

  • Benjamin 2 years ago

    Great use of different textures and materials.

  • mai 2 years ago

    beautiful timber floors! i love this space. such an amazing home ♥

  • Thea 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing todays home. Got me wondering…is it possible to have too much subway tile?? Is the stand holding the art collection original or modified? At what point do I get put off by taxidermi?
    …and what could I wear with those fabulous knot sandals??

  • Laura 2 years ago

    I love the Chuck Close print and the bike rack in the hallway. Such a charmer!

  • Anthea 2 years ago

    awesome building and great interior!

  • anna 2 years ago

    lovin the top lovin the shoes lovin the colours! fingers n toes crossed!!

  • Allison Taylor 2 years ago

    love the minimal elements in the first open hallway pic.

  • Robyn 2 years ago

    love that whale bone! what a lucky find!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    I used to drive past this hall when I lived in Melbourne. They have done an amazing job rescuing it and making it into a beautiful home. Love the brand, so nice to get a sneak peak into their lives.

  • nicole 2 years ago

    pick me, pick me. Love those block colours!

  • Nancy 2 years ago

    Thank you for inspiring an architecture student!

  • Mia 2 years ago

    Ummm…. dreamy – as a Graphic Designer/Fashion Designer – I am constantly being inspired by interiors – from homes to restaurants – so it is clear to see where these guys get such a steady flow of inspiration – love love love all the collectable head mugs! perhaps one of the daggiest things looks amazing in this space. LOVE

  • Tom Gaunt 2 years ago

    I live just around the corner! SO AMAZING!

  • Omg why do I keep getting an error message telling me that I’ve posted comments too quickly?!

    WordPress, do you know how long it took me to write that comment before you ate it!?

    But it’s ok because I’m so loving this house that I can do it again! SO GOOD! The perfect execution of unusual and unexpected but done in quality, clever, timeless wand live able way!

    And then the new range! SO GOOD! I need me their footwear. Please Random, please! Ok I’m done now, again. X

  • suz 2 years ago

    Dang I’ve got tile envy! White tiles + black grout = amazing!

  • Robyn 2 years ago

    Cool cats indeed. Would love to wear my hair in that mode… Coveting the bicolour sandals.

  • maya 2 years ago

    Those sandals with the green knots just made my insides feel funny! And the house is pretty exciting, too.

  • Chris 2 years ago

    Wow, perfection! every room can not be faulted.

  • Anna Walker 2 years ago

    Cleary I have a lot of catching up to do…Great space, lovely siblings, fabulous clothes…

  • Jordan Christodoulou 2 years ago

    A home holding an emphasis on beautiful and clean design yet still cosy and liveable, a perfect combination! Loving the textured rug in the second photo.

  • antoinette 2 years ago

    Very cool space! I love the joinery detail, especially the stairs. It looks like a great deal of thought was put into every inch of this space.

  • Felicity 2 years ago

    I dream of an ordered home like this! Thank you for sharing.

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Oh my. This post made me take a short intake of breath. Amazing. And then there is the clothing. Too much!

  • Kaety 2 years ago

    Love this home and Alpha60 more than words can explain

  • Keiron 2 years ago

    Too Cool. Love it when people have clarity in their style.

  • mel 2 years ago

    wow! such a beautiful house if i didnt have 3 small kids that trash houses I would love to live there so much white! ahhhh one day I might have a home like that :)

  • Pauline 2 years ago

    what an amazing space. why would you ever want to leave..? my dreamhouse!

  • Amy 2 years ago

    a haiku for bob, chuck close:

    i remember bob
    my nose would touch the canvas
    to look for brush strokes

  • Jan 2 years ago

    THANKS for the look into your home. super cool. love Melbourne.

  • Miriam 2 years ago

    Randomly pick me, please.
    Thank you.

  • Fleur 2 years ago

    Simply sublime. Clean beautiful open spaces with a dash of colour and quirkiness. Love the shower.

  • other miriam 2 years ago

    or me!

  • madison 2 years ago

    Absolutely lovely. As beautiful as the interior is – the building itself has captured my heart! LOVE!

  • Sonnieson 2 years ago

    Two people who know how to lead not follow. Totally amazing. x

  • mary 2 years ago

    this is It.

  • Kristin 2 years ago

    Beautiful home. Thanks for letting us peek inside. x

  • Stephanie Buckle 2 years ago

    Fabulous home, and some fabulous clothes at Alpha60 too, so no surprises there :)

  • Zoe 2 years ago

    So Melbourne. LOVE.

  • Kirsten 2 years ago

    Beautiful house that perfectly fits the owners.
    Truly LOVE those bottom shoes, too.

  • Fiona Kennaugh 2 years ago

    Simple, clever and elegant, love this style!

  • Chanelle 2 years ago

    Such a cool and amazing home, and I love the summer colour pop of Alpha 60!

  • Candy Ng 2 years ago

    Their space is amazing! LOVE IT!

  • Laura 2 years ago

    Fantastic use of neutrals in a home and kitchen area.

  • Amy 2 years ago

    Lucky enough to have been here before! Favourite house in Melbourne!

  • Allison 2 years ago

    ok this house is totally amazing. enough said.

  • Angie Hart 2 years ago

    Gasp! So beautiful! The organic beams and giant shoe sculpture are positively elegant.
    Lots of room overhead for big ideas.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Angie x

  • Amy M 2 years ago

    Gorgeous house. And a gorgeous colour palette for their new collection!

  • Kristina 2 years ago

    Love the windows in the living room and bathroom – so striking!

  • Hannah 2 years ago

    Love this! Filled with quirky items, but they are refined and well selected so the result isn’t clutter. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Kylie Mackay 2 years ago

    Love the industrial rawness meets country warmth with a visit from the land of the giants!

  • Jo 2 years ago

    I’m not usually a warehouse style kind of girl but this house has made me think twice – i think it was the entry hall that brought me in so always a good start oh and I LOVE taking sneak peaks at people’s book collections – that is sometimes creative inspiration that I need to open me up to new possibilites

  • Felicia 2 years ago

    Stunning house. And love those shoes!

  • Carmen 2 years ago

    It is so great to see the preservation and re-invention of our history. well done!

  • Tahlia S 2 years ago

    Their house is amazing! I especially love the sculptures of the feet! A voucher for their clothing would be amazing.. Anything that will allow me to replicate a little bit of their effortlessly cool style.

  • Amanda 2 years ago

    Wow, what an inspiration! The place absolutely captures their spirit and creativity.

  • Natalie 2 years ago

    Beautiful. I love that the design aesthetic from Alpha60 is also reflected in their amazing home. Perfection!

  • katrina 2 years ago

    amazing, a diamond in the rough. what a fantastic opportunity for these architects.

  • Felicity 2 years ago

    YUCK i hate everything.
    KIDDING. oh gosh am I kidding.
    I want to live inside this post, the clothes, the space, everything.

  • Mark 2 years ago

    The shelves with the varied glassware looks amazing!!!

  • seb 2 years ago

    very nice, great features remain from its community hall days.

  • Jess 2 years ago

    What an utterly incredible house! Plus it’s in Northcote!

  • Lu Horn 2 years ago

    Stunning house, very inspiring!

  • Julia MR 2 years ago

    This home is stupidly amazing. I’m in awe….

  • James 2 years ago

    For my wife! please….

  • Zoe Yeoman 2 years ago

    What an stunning abode! Alex and Georgie’s wacky style is ever present throughout. This is seriously my dream home…. Wow.

  • Sara G 2 years ago

    Love everything, what an inspiring space. The new collection is killer… have my eye on the Mella Shoes <3

  • Emily Williamson 2 years ago

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  • Sam 2 years ago

    Awesome.

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    WOW!

  • Taryn 2 years ago

    LOVE

  • Amy 2 years ago

    Effortlessly so beautiful with so much natural light and quirkiness. LOVE.

  • Claire 2 years ago

    LOVE. GEORGIE’S. HAIR.
    LOVE. THE. BATHROOM.
    LOVE. THE. BIKE. RACK.

  • Katie 2 years ago

    LOVE! very cleaver!

  • Aleksandra 2 years ago

    love Alpha60 & love the home, very cool! ;-)

  • Serpil 2 years ago

    I can’t stop drooling. I’d like the house, the clothes and the shoes!

  • sarah 2 years ago

    wow! so great!
    and those clothes are in the best colour palette ever!
    xx

  • Danielle 2 years ago

    I’m loving all their collections, from the glass vases to the animal bits (whale bone, turtle carapace, etc.). And Alpha60 has some amazing stuff! I’m jonesing for those poppy flat sandals! Love love love it!

  • jess 2 years ago

    That is the most amazing staircase. And how incredible is the exterior. Thanks for sharing TDF! Oh gosh, I love Wednesdays!

  • laura 2 years ago

    Northcote style is the best!!!

  • Melanie Beauvironnois 2 years ago

    Very stylish couple indeed. I’m absolutely in love with their home…

  • louise 2 years ago

    sleek, sophisticated and seriously sexy!!

  • Erin 2 years ago

    Great house! great art! Great giveaway!

  • Jess 2 years ago

    The natural light is enviable! What a gorgeous place. Thanks design files for bringing inspiration to my days!

  • Pooja 2 years ago

    Loving the space & the beautiful light!!!

  • Rosie 2 years ago

    Thanks for featuring a warehouse conversion Lucy! Have always wanted to see what hides behind those doors!

  • jbd 2 years ago

    ‘Fabulous colour-popping spring!’ Bring it on!

  • Amy 2 years ago

    Any house with fossils has my heart! Amazing collection.

  • Kellie 2 years ago

    Skulls skulls and skulls, love it!

  • Jenny 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring space: from hall to home. Love the gentle touches full of surprise countered with the dramatic space and light.

  • Chrystie 2 years ago

    Great space, love it!

  • Rick 2 years ago

    what amazing collection of art and artefacts!

  • Claire 2 years ago

    Oh my goodness, what a stunning home! I especially love the little gallery the’ve created by utilising the extra space on the stairs and the fact that the books are grouped by colour. Such a beautifully curated space that doesn’t look like it’s trying too hard xx

  • Mel 2 years ago

    Wow I love their kitchen and the gorgeous threads!

  • Bobby 2 years ago

    Great label great house

  • Sienna 2 years ago

    Crossing my fingers ..

  • PJ 2 years ago

    Whale BONE!

  • Bryan Yen 2 years ago

    NICE PLACE NICE POST!

  • Mel 2 years ago

    What’s not to love about this home and these clothes!,

  • Natalie 2 years ago

    This is literally the best house I have seen on The Design Files which is a great thing and a depressing thing as I now realise I will never ever be as cool as these lads, giant legs in living room whaaat!!!

  • Laura 2 years ago

    I wish I had that many skulls..

  • Hayley 2 years ago

    Completely amazing! They are so inspiring!

  • Kristy 2 years ago

    What an awesome unique house!

  • Eliesha 2 years ago

    Continually blown away that there are these amazing houses hiding all over the places in Melbs. Also – insanely jealous. Currently house hunting – I don’t think my budget can stretch to something at quite the same level as this.

  • Tagen 2 years ago

    Good god! I’ve seen the light today, what an amazing space to live in and Georgie, anyone that can rock hair as big as yours has my approval:)

  • Tali 2 years ago

    What an amazing space. Love the door in the shower, just incase you want to go for a nudey run ^_^

  • Emma 2 years ago

    That Chuck Close print is amazing!

  • Fran 2 years ago

    Alex & Georgie’s home is incredibly beautiful! So many clever design ideas – I would love to live in a home just like this.

  • alexandra 2 years ago

    major home crush.
    so major.

  • Ursula 2 years ago

    Melbourne is awash with the best in creative people, I love living in this city.

  • Marc 2 years ago

    It was a treat to have Georgie and Alex as guests at our architecture design studio back in 2009. Plus they brought free t-shirts, pleated scarves and fabric!

  • Kitty 2 years ago

    I love the contrast between the old and the new! And the whale bone :D Great!

  • Cassandra 2 years ago

    I love Alpha60!

  • Kristi 2 years ago

    So much inspiration for my summer wardrobe and my new house i’m moving into next week.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Xina 2 years ago

    I once housesat for my old boss (GM of State Of Design Festival) who also lives in Northcote, and I couldn’t get over how lovely a space feels with high ceilings in a residential home. You would think it’d make a place less cozy, but it was completely the opposite and added that feeling of elegance. I also cannot say enough how much I love that giant show sculpture that Alex and Georgie have in their home. What a talking point.

  • kelly 2 years ago

    wow -the chairs covered in old alhpa 60 knits – effortlessly cool!

  • taniaj 2 years ago

    Love the preservation of the original elements of the building and the warm timber. Nice scandinavian glass collection – a bit of holmegaard I see :-)

  • jesse danti 2 years ago

    The Legs coming out of the floor. Amaze.

  • Prudence Blake 2 years ago

    Couldn’t think of a more perfect house for the people behind a brand as cool as Alpha60! I always have to stop in to the store whenever I am in Melbourne and I am all ready drooling over those sandals!

  • Inara 2 years ago

    Oh how I would love to meet Alex and Georgie (and their architects)… What a gorgeous home! I am currently watching a community hall in SA in need of conversion and after seeing their fabulous house I am even more inspired to purchase. Apart from housing design we also share a love of magpies it seems.

  • Tom 2 years ago

    Great place!!!

  • Hannah 2 years ago

    I love this house! And I love the new Alpha60 range. I bought one of their ‘speckle print’ dresses a week ago but I am so obsessed with that print I keep wanting to go back and get the skirt and top too!

  • Eleanor 2 years ago

    I have been in love with this place since it was featured in Habitus magazine! Great article!! This is actually my dream house. Also I am totally in love with Alpha 60’s new season stock! The shoes are amazing.

  • Ray 2 years ago

    I want that kitchen!….and that Scandinavian Glass collection is just wonderful.

  • chrissie 2 years ago

    Love Aphaville’s move to colour. And those sandals are on my summer list!

  • Tessy 2 years ago

    I LOVE this home, it has all the features I wish I could make magically appear in my little rental! Perfect combination of quirky, classic and clean. Love the windows in the bathroom – unreal!

  • Mary 2 years ago

    There clothes would provide a much needed injection of colour and style to my wardrobe!

  • sally 2 years ago

    What an amazing house. I love it. The clothes are also amazing!

  • Shona 2 years ago

    Awesome. That whale bone makes me want to search a tip for other finds.

  • Jess 2 years ago

    me please.

  • Merren 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous house… love the stairs and those giant shoes!

  • Mikaela 2 years ago

    Love~!

  • Heidi 2 years ago

    seriously gorgeous and unique! love it.

  • Kirsty 2 years ago

    Firstly I have to admit to extreme jealousy – the location (I live in the area but rent and in nowhere near such a great location), the size, the style. More than that I love the blending of the old and the new. My favourites? A tie between the entrance way and the wall of windows/doors in the downstairs living room.

  • Cara 2 years ago

    I too am obsessed with ‘Bob’ by Chuck Close… and Alpha 60… and their house! Impressive creative duo!

  • katie 2 years ago

    Stunning house – love all the finishes

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    What an amazing, creative space to call home.

  • Laura 2 years ago

    amazing home and super amazing giveaway! love! x

  • Elissa C 2 years ago

    I’ve always loved the aesthetic in their stores and now love their home too.

  • Phoebe Bruce 2 years ago

    Great sense of light & space created though stark whites, bricks & wood features. I patricularly loved the stairs & landing.

  • CHRIS 2 years ago

    “melbourne famous” totes true! wow wow wow. as an interior designer this is soo inspiring!

  • Wow! What they’ve done to their home is fab – love the shoe sculpture, the kitchen, the jumpers over the chairs … I could go on.

  • Victoire 2 years ago

    awesomeness

  • Meg 2 years ago

    Awesome home and awesome hair!!

  • Cate 2 years ago

    I love all the beautiful greens and blues featured in their new range, great house too.

  • Jo 2 years ago

    This is exactly why I love living in Northcote – I share the suburb with an eclectic community, creative minds and character-rich homes.

  • Leanne 2 years ago

    Blue and Green should never be seen…without me in between!! Alpha60’s new collection and home draw you in to want to be part of it.

  • suzy 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful, individual space! And I just wandered on to the Alpha60 for the first time, what a find. I’m going to have to check their Sydney store out very soon.

  • SuzieB 2 years ago

    Pure class, love it all.

  • Carara 2 years ago

    Oh boy. I covet that house. And those Alpha60 sandals…

  • jane forma 2 years ago

    i love the old bones of this building poking through, very inspirational

  • Jessica 2 years ago

    This house is incredible as are those Devine sandals. Love….

  • jacqui 2 years ago

    The best kind of radical.

  • Liss 2 years ago

    Pretty cool siblings! I like the door next to the shower – nice touch.

  • Julia 2 years ago

    WOW! I love the stairs.

  • Bree 2 years ago

    I heart this house.

  • Adelle Tan 2 years ago

    It’s elating to know that the designers of one of my fav brands share a similar childhood with my brother and I. That includes our precious collection of our greatgrandfathers items such as his deformed trumpet and stringed puppets just to name a couple :) Such a dreamy home! Thanks for the inspiring tour!

  • Sophie Lord 2 years ago

    oh my! I am a little in love with their front door…and the story about dumping an old house out the back of their parents farm to live in….and everything about this creative duo / trio!

  • jess 2 years ago

    what a beautiful space, one i want to fall into…

  • CJ 2 years ago

    Saw Bob in Canberra for the first time just this year and was mesmerized by it too! Such a great space for an exquisite art collection.

  • Amy R 2 years ago

    That whale bone is unbelievable! But isn’t it all those unexpected things that make for a fantastic interior! And I just love a fashion brand who does great flats (shoes).

  • Jane 2 years ago

    LOVE their style. As my 15 month old son would say when he wants something; ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!

  • Kristina Green 2 years ago

    What a fabulous, fun, creative and happy home! Love it completely.

  • anna 2 years ago

    love love hearing about other people in the world that love living with their siblings… a beautiful space. I’d be terrified of the magpies though!

  • JB 2 years ago

    Want an awesome house, and a great giveaway also.

  • Robyn 2 years ago

    Living in an industrial-style townhouse which wasn’t very sympathetically renovated, this post has given me some great ideas about how to fix the interior!!! Love the concrete bench top. (And those shoes).

  • liz 2 years ago

    Beautiful house. Beautiful clothes. Yes please!

  • Kirsty 2 years ago

    This home is incredible! I love it – the mix of object on the stairs, the skulls with the books and (after being swooped one too many times) the taxidermy magpies! So unique.

  • Chantelle 2 years ago

    Sleek, Stylish and Simple – this house has it all.

  • Caitlin 2 years ago

    Amazing, amazing, amazing!

  • Kate 2 years ago

    Such an amazing space! Love the artwork Giuseppe Demaio and Brendan Huntley, this home is truly a dream abode!

  • Meaghan 2 years ago

    Wonderful – I wish I could live there!

  • Adair 2 years ago

    Fab home and fashion.

  • Dionne 2 years ago

    I love the whole space, but in particular the stairs. Stunning! And Bob has always been one of my favourite paintings.

  • Jessica 2 years ago

    The alpha 60 colours this year are devine! Amazing house also – love the taxidermy magpies!!

  • Alisha 2 years ago

    Is it a house or a gallery!?!!! It is a hallery! I want to love there!

  • Yasmin 2 years ago

    Just lovely! Those Coke bottles were an amazing find!

  • elizam 2 years ago

    What an amazing looking home. A space that reflects Alex and Georgie’s individual styles so beautifully. Selections of collectables, art and something a little bit new. All over inspiring.

  • Mingey 2 years ago

    I love this house!

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    About to start my own reno. LOADS of inspiration here!

  • Emma 2 years ago

    I love all of it! The house, that two siblings can live together as adults, and I love love love Alpha 60 clothes!

  • annalou 2 years ago

    What a fabulous space.

  • Imogen 2 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Laura 2 years ago

    I have been a huge Alpha fan for years – they were the only label I would buy while living in Sydney as they reminded me so much of Melbourne. Now I have a case of major life envy – brilliant designers, gorgeous home, so stylish and oh so Melbourne !

  • Angela C 2 years ago

    the marriage between home and retail space is done exceptionally well.
    your eclectic vision is very obvious in both spaces – HUGE fan!

  • Imogen Eve 2 years ago

    What fabulous, distinctive style.

  • Kate 2 years ago

    An amazing space – and I love to see another pair of siblings who have a great relationship; whilst my brother and I don’t work together (yet), we lived together for a long time and get along famously. :-D

  • Jana 2 years ago

    their house is as stylish as there clothes!

  • Maz 2 years ago

    Those stairs are aMAZing!

  • jessica 2 years ago

    Am loving this space – just gorgeous and very inspiring !!

  • Cristy Beard 2 years ago

    As a recent migrant to Melbourne I attest to how unique a city it is with an absolute hotbed of talented designers with unique vision. This house and their work is another example of talent and dedication. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kirsty 2 years ago

    such great taste – pleased they can share a bit with us all through Alpha60

  • lisa o 2 years ago

    such a generous offering! inspired

  • Jessie 2 years ago

    what a lovely sibling relationship – I hope my kids grow up to be as close as this!

  • Emily Collins 2 years ago

    Oh myyyy! I adore this house! What an incredible kitchen benchtop + shower + windows + bike rack and everything is just so incredibly functional and beautiful + sleek + wow! What a great post!!!

  • Joanna 2 years ago

    ah… I often wander past here and have wondered what lies beyond those doors. And now I know… amazing!

  • erin 2 years ago

    I’ll take those stairs please!

  • Jo 2 years ago

    Stunning space….I’m such a Alpha60 fan!!

  • Nelle 2 years ago

    Wow to everything – and those giant shoes are something aren’t they! Quite Alice in wonderland falling through the floor. This space is amazing!

  • Niccola 2 years ago

    Best house ever? And who throws out a whale bone? I’m so glad it wound up in this spectacular home…

  • Zoe D 2 years ago

    Quite possibly my favorite house featured on DF thus far (big call, I know!). And what an amazing collection of art and objects!

  • Alyssa A 2 years ago

    Such a considered interior space, reflected in the silhouettes and materials of their designs as well.

  • Amy B 2 years ago

    That house is the absolute epitome of everything I could ever ask for. F*cking love it!

  • Cate 2 years ago

    I always love discovering new and gorgeous fashion labels. My, those spring colours are gorgeous. Thanks TDF!

  • Bianca Hung 2 years ago

    Amazing house, amazing spring/summer collection – just so much amazingness!

  • Tayla 2 years ago

    I love the bookcase area with the massive upside down legs… and I want this house, everything about it from inside to outside is just WAY too WONDERFUL.

  • Jenn 2 years ago

    What a perfect space. Their aesthetic has crossed over into their home perfectly.

  • Kimberley 2 years ago

    Such an amazing space. It really just suits them to a T.

  • Phillip 2 years ago

    Brilliant— after working with their parents for a period i can see where they get their creativity and passion. Amazing house and beautiful design sense. Great post TDF!

  • annie 2 years ago

    Lovely home and gorgeous clothes. Stylish people…

  • Hello Poppet 2 years ago

    Subway tiles and black concrete; Oh Yeah!

  • libs 2 years ago

    I wish I could live there with my brother! Such a feeling of peace and goodwill.

  • Gracie Ferro 2 years ago

    O M G!!!!!!!!

  • Steph H 2 years ago

    This home is the ultimate, such amazing spaces and contrasts. Thanks for giving us a sneak peak into design heaven!

  • emma 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful home, Loving the skulls with colour coded books!

  • HF 2 years ago

    It’s so inspiring to see this house, thanks!

  • lynette 2 years ago

    definitely going in the ‘inspirations’ folder.

  • jes 2 years ago

    I have been hoping that you would feature this house for such a long time! amazing!!!

  • Natasha L 2 years ago

    I had the pleasure of recently meeting Alex as part of a judging panel for a design competition we were running – clearly the perfect choice. What an incredible space! I wonder if they’ve ever knocked a bottle off the kitchen bench :)

  • Corenne Earl 2 years ago

    Fantastic house. Love the giant sneakers!

  • Maria 2 years ago

    Woah! The brick, the wood, the tiles, the concrete. Wow.

  • Holly 2 years ago

    Amazing!

  • Bek 2 years ago

    Love the combination of materials and the scale of everything. Stunning.

  • Carla 2 years ago

    Great house! Love the eclectic style.

  • Liza Y 2 years ago

    White walls, subway tiles and gnarly brickwork – the perfect backdrop for their eclectic collection of curios.

  • cathy 2 years ago

    Absolute dream house! Would love to strap on some rollersaktes and zoom down those hallways!

  • Millie 2 years ago

    OH MY LORD! What an exciting giveaway – I have my fingers and toes firmly crossed!!

  • Jade 2 years ago

    LOVE !

  • Annie 2 years ago

    lost for words! …and that hair, wow!

  • Jacqui 2 years ago

    Just incredible. Yet more Alpha60-related items to add to my Pinterest acct…

  • Kath 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous abode – there are so many things that I would love to replicate in our home – if only money grew on trees…….

  • Emma 2 years ago

    Absolutely Gorgeous! X

  • JT 2 years ago

    Sweet place! I wish I live there

  • catherine 2 years ago

    toby jugs, taxidermy, turtles,t t t terriffic!

  • Grant 2 years ago

    nice people + nice house + nice giveaway = perfect remedy to the mid-week blues!

  • Caitlin 2 years ago

    Freakin’ amazing

  • pascalle drever 2 years ago

    Absolutely love the house, lots of inspiration. Also a huge follower of your beautiful clothing range, from day one. Loving the new seasons colours!

  • Kristie Wilde 2 years ago

    An amazing home and amazing label x

  • Nichola 2 years ago

    Love the house, love alpha 60!

  • Vanessa 2 years ago

    Thanks Georgie and Alex. Great House!

  • Amanda Falson 2 years ago

    Beautiful home… And I’m rather gob smacked at the whale bone! Look at the size of it! Incredible.

  • Lauren Holloway 2 years ago

    Simple and stylish just like their clothes!

  • Cameron 2 years ago

    Thanks Alex & Georgie and of course Alpha 60 for the introduction to TDF, a new wonderful discovery and also for sharing you incredibly cool home.

  • Eddie 2 years ago

    I LOVE this home and the delightful talented couple who own it! I am super excited about the giveaway too!!

  • Bliss 2 years ago

    What an incredible and remarkable home! Everything about it is just beautiful, clean, welcoming and refreshing. I can only hope for such as space to call my own one day as uplifting as theirs! Nothing fussy, just simple, fresh and interesting. Love Alpha!

  • Carol 2 years ago

    Love their style.

  • beck 2 years ago

    super pad, jealousy pangs.

  • Kylie Martin 2 years ago

    This house goes along why in explaining why the current female model looks anaemic – looking forward to the sale Melbourne GPO Alpha60 sale starting tomorrow (I’m quite anaemic looking myself)

  • Felicity 2 years ago

    Beautiful house. Beautiful people. Beautiful clothes.

  • Chels 2 years ago

    Love, love, love this house and to me Alpha60 is the fashion lable that represents Melbourne street wear

  • Matt 2 years ago

    The Kitchen is beautiful.

  • jet 2 years ago

    alpha60 style has been my inspiration!

  • Jane 2 years ago

    WOWSERS!

  • Kate 2 years ago

    Alpha 60 are the bomb

  • Anna 2 years ago

    I have seen glimpses of this house in print recently, but these photos show so much more. Thank you TDF! It is lovely to have a little peek at the world Georgie and Alex live in – Alpha60 is my most favourite brand.

  • ami 2 years ago

    Oh my, Would I love a new summer wardrobe!! gorgeous sandals

  • Ally 2 years ago

    This could be in Freunde von Freundin, or The Selby. Great place, immaculately curated! I has envy.

  • Charlotte 2 years ago

    Almost fell off my chair when I saw Alex’s collection of Toby Jugs made by my late Grandfather – you make them look so cool! Thank you!!

  • ERin 2 years ago

    THANK YOU so much Georgie and Alex for sharing your inspiring home and new spring summer range. So exciting!

  • Chrissy 2 years ago

    Thank you for inviting us into your home!
    I am currently renovating and it’s definitely reiterated the beauty of raw materials.

  • Dael H 2 years ago

    Awesome! love the collection and the site!

  • Cheryl 2 years ago

    This. Is. My. Ultimate. Dream. Home.

    (these guys are hands down my new fave local designers. Amazing!!)

  • Kate D 2 years ago

    Ooh love that chuck close print. And mmm $500 at Alpha, yes please!

  • betsie 2 years ago

    I can’t believe this stunning home is right behind where I work! So inspiring… So elegant! (And oh my , these shoes are to die for!)

  • Lecester Lipscombe 2 years ago

    Love it! Great use of the original details with a modern update

  • ; that is one beautiful staircase, swoon…

  • Amber 2 years ago

    Absolutely in awe of this home.

  • Anna 2 years ago

    Wow – just the right mix of new and old!!! xxx

  • Zoe 2 years ago

    What a wonderful surprise behind this facade! Stunning home, stunning collection.

  • Leila 2 years ago

    I finally found this house when I was riding my bike to work the other day – just amazing. Major house (and wardrobe) envy..

  • Georgia 2 years ago

    This home is a testament to Alex and Georgie’s role as Melbourne tastemakers!
    p.s love the Chuck close.

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    Love the leg/shoe seculpture.
    Such an inspiration for me trying to transform an old house into my home.

  • Jo 2 years ago

    Amazing. Amazing. Amazing!!!!!

  • Alex 2 years ago

    Inspiring.

  • lauren 2 years ago

    sibling love!!

  • Iris 2 years ago

    LOVE ALPHA60! If i had to pick a brand to wear for the rest of my life, this would be it! x

  • Rowena 2 years ago

    A beautiful, unpretentious, friendly-seeming home. Love it.

  • Catherine 2 years ago

    What an unbelievably beautiful house!

  • Erika 2 years ago

    I love Alpha 60 and the house is amazing! This is a great site, thanks :)

  • Adele 2 years ago

    When I grow up this is the house I would dream of living in. Its so important to be surrounded by light. Understated chic. I can really see their brand through the design of this house. Just beautiful.

  • Caz C 2 years ago

    Whale bone – amazing find! Also love the coke bottles found under the house…

  • Susan 2 years ago

    You never know what lies behind old doors in Melbourne.

  • Alex 2 years ago

    Wow the print and the sculpture are amazing! I can see why alpha60’s stuff is so inspiring!

  • Willough 2 years ago

    Please bring Alpha60 to New Zealand xxx

  • Celia 2 years ago

    Big moves, confident like their clothing…

  • Claire 2 years ago

    What a prize.. WOW!

  • Katherine 2 years ago

    Love it! What a fabulous interior!! Love the Alpha colour!!

  • Jane 2 years ago

    Love those shoes!

  • Lovethem! 2 years ago

    That shoe sculpture is amazing!

  • Bec 2 years ago

    WOW!

  • Gretel 2 years ago

    Love those legs just jutting out into space! When can I move in???

  • So Jealous 2 years ago

    What an incredible home… I wish I was living there!

  • Kate 2 years ago

    skulls, giant feet and bikes, oh my!

  • Brigid 2 years ago

    I love the house. Exposed bricks are awesome!

    I also love Alpha 60.

    Please open a shop in NZ, where I live??? Although the new online store is almost as good.

  • Grub 2 years ago

    Would be a dream to win such a prize! Alpha60 is my very favourite label.

  • em 2 years ago

    Just perfect – I’ll take one of everything!

  • DEB 2 years ago

    FAB HOUSE AND… OOOH… FAB GREEN & BLACK SANDALS! NOICE, VERY NOICE!

  • prue 2 years ago

    What a great space. Am also very inspired that 2 siblings can be so close – gorgeous to see.

  • Wai 2 years ago

    Beautiful house! Absolutely love the bookcase with the skulls!

  • Sofia 2 years ago

    This house is absolutely crazy and amazing. I always get stressed seeing these creative people putting together fabulous interiors with a mixture of old, new, gifts, home made, crafted etc.
    Also in love with their new shoe collection, finally there’s a place in Melbourne with funky and comfortable shoes, who can resist these: http://www.alpha60.com.au/index.php/apparel/shoes-3/valerie-heel-blue.html

  • Ben 2 years ago

    Meat slicer in the kitchen. Sopressa for lunch.

  • KR 2 years ago

    Fabulous elegant abode, with a touch of humour. Love it!

  • Rachel Levine 2 years ago

    Fabulous design! A work of art.

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Their design wisdom covers such a broad spectrum from fashion to interior design!

  • Dimitri Fane 2 years ago

    Love the whale bone!

  • Bec Smith 2 years ago

    Oh god I’m frothing at the mouth over this one.

  • el 2 years ago

    those poppy shoes – – love them just the way they are

  • Apryl Florence 2 years ago

    Great styling of the interior! A contemporary, living wunderkammer.

  • Mon 2 years ago

    What an amazing space to live in, I love all the collected trinkets.

  • Tara 2 years ago

    This house is beautiful while still giving the feel of a home.

  • Carolyn 2 years ago

    I used to live near this house and I always (incorrectly) assumed the interior was a cavernous and dusty community hall! Green with envy – c’est magnifique

  • Isobel 2 years ago

    Makes me want to renovate my whole house… and wardrobe!

  • Debra 2 years ago

    I love wearing and looking at Alpha 60 clothing – a perfect mix of classic and contemporary, with complex design appearing simple, and beautiful fabrics. I am not surprised that this aesthetic, blending classic and contemporary, complexity and simplicity is also reflected in Alex and Georgie’s house.

  • sugi 2 years ago

    rad house and rad store!

  • Amber 2 years ago

    God this house is fabulous. Dream home. Also, I think this season’s Alpha collection absolutely nails it. Those sandals are perfection.

  • Janie 2 years ago

    The home is as inspirational as all your designs! Just beautiful! Thanks for showing us!

  • kat chadwick 2 years ago

    Verrrryyy nice :)

  • Anna 2 years ago

    This is crazy – I walk past Westgarth Hall most days and never realised it housed a) such inspiring people, and b) an impeccable interior design! Mind blown! These photos are amazing too, defs saving them for future house inspiration.

  • Caitlin Surrey 2 years ago

    Very much like there uniquie clothing range. Simplistic and comfortable while still maintaining practicality. The colour scheme is minimal yet I feel it enhances the soft homely vibe. Makingit easy to include there personal possessions. Given the chance I would definately mimic a lot of what the alpha 60 crew have done with the space.

  • Emma 2 years ago

    Love the kitchen! Love the staircase! Love the sandals!

  • bianca 2 years ago

    so beautifully balanced.

  • Marc Levin 2 years ago

    Those two legs sticking out of the floor is possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen!

  • Tash 2 years ago

    Yes please! My wardrobe needs an overhaul like their beautiful home has had.

  • Nicola 2 years ago

    love all the artefacts! the turtle shell and the whale bone especially is such a treasure! enjoy seeing pics of creative peoples books, i like to know what they read :)

  • Kerrie Bolton 2 years ago

    Hello!! I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a few small Chamber Music concerts and recitals in this building …. years ago ….. I remember it was a fantastic space with excellent acoustics ….. and aparently it makes for an amazing home too!! Versatile :-) Kx

  • katrina 2 years ago

    Fantastic space and finish. Can Giuseppe let me know next time his Dad is going to the tip as I want to go on a treasure hunt with him. He obviously has a fantastic eye which his son has inherited.

  • Liesl 2 years ago

    So fascinating to have a behind-the-scenes look at what inspires the creation of one of my fave local clothing labels. Totally digging the new footwear by the way.

  • Fran 2 years ago

    Chuck Close’s ‘Bob’ portrait is transfixing. The detail is amazing, I couldn’t stop looking at it when I went to NGA. I’m inspired to get myself a print after seeing the one here.

  • Bianca 2 years ago

    Is there a sign that says LEFT on the other side of the hallway?! How I would love some of that turquoise flavoured goodness in my wardrobe…

  • Michelle 2 years ago

    LOVing this!! Such a great space.

  • Katrina Park 2 years ago

    In love with my new pair of Ayaka mid heel shoes…..
    Such a beautiful construction. Had to run up to the shop as soon as I landed to Sydney.
    Can’t wait for the next seasons to come…..

  • claire 2 years ago

    the light in there is dreamy

  • Elsa 2 years ago

    Great conversion of a beautiful old building.

  • Stephie 2 years ago

    Thank you for giving me hope and inspiration. I have just discovered Design Files and it’s access to people and their passions. Reading this type of content makes you look forward to waking up in the morning.

  • Olivia 2 years ago

    What a wonderful house, love the bookshelf so much .

  • Rachel 2 years ago

    I love a house that can be both modern and interestin, you know sometimes they can be sterile or ikea crazy. The thing that I really love about the place is those large stairs off the living space, how they can be used as their own space and feature, whilst also creating a lovely depth in the rest of the room.

  • Daniela 2 years ago

    extreme love!

  • Rachael 2 years ago

    HELP HELP HELP me please Alpha60 !!

    I need to be as stylish as you guys…..

    Are you my fairy godmother???

  • Melinda 2 years ago

    lovely home, great shoes, fingers crossed!

  • heather 2 years ago

    Absolutely stunning- the cloths, the house, those sandals! Lovely!

  • Beth evans 2 years ago

    I’m welcoming this summer colour, the light through the window on the wooden floor boards and new shoes. Please build me a bookshelf like that one so I can spend my lazy hours with some wise words.

  • Maike Statz 2 years ago

    You had me at exposed brick walls

  • Pia 2 years ago

    This house is amazing!!! Absolutely LOVE Alpha60, thanks for sharing your home with us :)

  • Bethany Douglas 2 years ago

    So typical that such well fashioned people would have such a divine space to live, and I’m jealous of that hair! xxxxoooo

  • Haylee 2 years ago

    Great label, incredible house, awesome clothes

  • Joshua James 2 years ago

    Intriguing space, the kitchen bench is definitely a standout.

  • Danielle 2 years ago

    Wowsers… House swap by any chance?
    (you may just get the lower end of the bargain)

  • Penny 2 years ago

    Love the door by the shower.

  • Philippa 2 years ago

    Such an amazing house. Love it all

  • Kate Turner 2 years ago

    What an intriguing home! It’s so obviously they adore it and each other. Too lovely.

  • Cara 2 years ago

    Wow, what a creative duo! I love their clothes, I wish I was one of those people who can be stylish throughout every aspect of their life.

  • Alison 2 years ago

    A true exmaple of ‘less is more’. And I simply love the giant set of pins (legs).

  • Paloma 2 years ago

    An amazing house for 2 amazing and creative people. I don’t think a season has gone by since I was 17 where my wardrobe hasn’t been filled with alpha60 staples, I literally got a job at 16 so I could spend all my money on beautiful alpha clothes every Saturday in paddington. This brand is destined for greater things and I can see it being Australia’s next biggest fashion export.

  • Kym 2 years ago

    beautiful colours all through out the house! perfect combination of industrial/ modern concept. amazing work!

  • Jane 2 years ago

    Seriously cool.
    Love books, love magpies, love subway tiles, love concrete benchtops, love huge steel windows (where are they from??). The found Coke bottles are so special.
    Love the story.

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    what a wonderful space!

  • Grace Mackey 2 years ago

    It’s such a treat to see how the Alpha60 Aesthetic translates into a living space; where clothes and prints become corners, staircases and objects.

  • Amanda 2 years ago

    Despite the number of times I have seen this space photographed, I still find it so inspiring. Love how the same unique Alpha60 aesthetic translates through to their home

  • Jano 2 years ago

    Theres no way I could do this with my brother, you two are very creative, and very lucky to have such a deep bond, & a great space .

  • Marnie 2 years ago

    Stunning architecture showcases all the treasures perfectly. Love the subway tiles, and the great light.

  • Caitlin 2 years ago

    What ingenious style; both in the home and in their designs.

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    An innate and unassuming sense of style – divine

  • Isabella 2 years ago

    I am sitting in dusty, dry Hay (NSW) taking a short break. How lovely to read this post and have a little peek into someone elses world.

  • Josie 2 years ago

    You guys would make an attractive pair of salt and pepper shakers…copyright me!

  • kat 2 years ago

    oh so cool (and talented)!

  • Lee-Ann 2 years ago

    LOVE love the Rietveld chair! … and just about everything else.

  • Sarah crowEST 2 years ago

    My Grandfather made super things too.

  • DD Laboy 2 years ago

    Perfect Melbournian home – love your style!

  • Miranda 2 years ago

    I love this house! Amazing…

  • Josh 2 years ago

    House renos require a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Congrats on coming out the other end and still being able to live with each other!

  • Emma 2 years ago

    The brick/wood/subway tile/steel window combo is a winner for me!

  • Libby 2 years ago

    Wow. What a fab home! Love so many of the features – and the kitchen makes me want to cook… I’m new-ish to Melbourne and only recently discovered the fabulous clothes in Alpha60. Thanks for being unassuming leaders in style…

  • joni 2 years ago

    Nice place!

  • Katherine 2 years ago

    Starkly beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jess 2 years ago

    Amazeballs.

  • Fiona 2 years ago

    ooh, ahhh…So beautiful

  • ELLA 2 years ago

    LOVE IT! so well thought out just like their clothes

  • Jana 2 years ago

    Love!!!

  • Paul 2 years ago

    Fantastic place

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    What a beautiful tale of sibling comradery! I am left with visions of a personable home, superb designs, and two quirky kids selling flowers to their Canberrian neighbours. Thanks Alpha60.

  • LC 2 years ago

    Love so many things… the open door in the shower, the books & skulls combo, the beautiful floors… and being the home of the Alpha60 brains is pretty special in itself!

  • Tanya 2 years ago

    An abode that would be divine to film in…

  • Bec 2 years ago

    Oh. My. God. I love this duo even more now after seeing their home! xxx

  • Masha 2 years ago

    Love!

  • terence 2 years ago

    egad, the house.. amazing!

  • Steph 2 years ago

    amazing!

  • Marti 2 years ago

    Alphtastic!

  • Oli 2 years ago

    Cr-ay-zee.

  • Ivana 2 years ago

    Love the Chuck Close painting! I’m a little green………………..

  • Amanda h 2 years ago

    Gorgeous style, thanks for the glimpse into a beautiful home.

  • Gill 2 years ago

    <3

  • Karen 2 years ago

    Would love to live in this amazing house, in those amazing clothes! I especially love the kitchen…

  • Andrea 2 years ago

    I will never tire of seeing this house!
    Love. Love. Love. That is all.

  • Cathg1g2 2 years ago

    So glad the Westgarth Hall is theirs, it’s awesome home.

  • marie 2 years ago

    …subway tiles are my fave too!

  • Felis 2 years ago

    Skullz

  • Louise 2 years ago

    Wow! What a dream home!

  • Kirsty Leong 2 years ago

    Awesome

  • Cathy 2 years ago

    Beautiful home and beautiful clothes

  • katherine 2 years ago

    Incredible space + duo. Feeling inspired for upcomiong home renos!

  • Owen Anderson 2 years ago

    Big fan of this house, loved it since I first saw it on the front cover of Habitus.

  • Michelle 2 years ago

    A pair of those Alpha60s has my name on it… even if I don’t win.

  • Jess 2 years ago

    Love the house and love those dream sandals!

  • Kylie Jane 2 years ago

    Divine

  • melody 2 years ago

    an amazing refurb turning it into a gorgeous home/gallery space – wow!

  • Genna 2 years ago

    Wow! Those gigantic leg and sneaker sculptures. Ahmazing.

  • Kristyn 2 years ago

    Another amazing and inspiring home. And to coincide with this, I DESPERATELY need that Jacinta dress at Alpha60!! :)

  • Mickey 2 years ago

    So many ideas for me to appropriate for my own little piece of heaven! I Love your gutsy sense of style! Showcasing all your collections in a non-cluttered way is inspiring. I’m such a collector of lovely little bits and bobs, so this I have to learn! Congrats on your lovely unique home.

  • Joe 2 years ago

    Love the shoe sculpture!

  • Savannah 2 years ago

    Such a modern and innovative approach to designing their home! I am in awe and envy!!

  • Prudence 2 years ago

    Everything is given a really interesting context by being kinda out of context-subway tiles, whale bone. Love that!! Very interesting and inspiring.

  • okologi 2 years ago

    i love this place! can you ever have too many subway tiles? i don’t think so…

  • Agata 2 years ago

    Love the house, love the clothes!

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    Love this place! It’s so effortless

  • Tina 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous home and very talented siblings!!! I am loving the matching kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom is simply divine. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jess 2 years ago

    Deeee-vine!

  • Dimi 2 years ago

    Wow… I love every single room! There is a sense of quirkiness and surprise to each and every room and it’s in the suburb I wish i lived in! You would never be bored living here.

  • Chloe Rose 2 years ago

    Yessssssssssssssssss

  • annelouise 2 years ago

    there is NOTHING that i don’t love about their house… just lovely.

  • matt 2 years ago

    LOVE KITCHEN LOVE CONCRETE BENCH

  • Amelia 2 years ago

    Wow, what a stunner! And you’d never know it was a house from the street frontage. Sneaky sneaky….

  • Sarah Halliday 2 years ago

    Best place! I want myself and my house to be decked out like that!

  • Lucy 2 years ago

    A home is where the heart is. What a revelation, thanks for sharing :)

  • Kelly 2 years ago

    Stunning!

  • Daisy Eckersley 2 years ago

    Outdoor shower!!! These siblings are beautiful people inside and out.

  • Emma 2 years ago

    Thankyou for sharing your lovely home and style!

  • Lu 2 years ago

    Love the skulls with the books!

  • Barb 2 years ago

    Love, love, love Wednesdays ! TDF can always be counted on for a visual pick-me-up to get me through the day! Today I am inspired by the fantastic combination of wood , black framed windows/doors, cement surfaces and expanses of white (love the subway tiles) in this fabulous home. Alpha60 clothes & shoes, also fabulous!

  • Dee 2 years ago

    This is such an amazing home! I am in love…

  • Prue 2 years ago

    Do you think number 675 is a lucky number? I b#@%dy hope so! Size 38 and 10, Lantana and Petal and flats to go with them – thanks:)

  • shannon 2 years ago

    I Love subway tiles too! Totes jelly of this abode!

  • Monica 2 years ago

    So excited about Alpha60’s footwear line!!

  • Prue 2 years ago

    Please excuse number stuff up on previous post. You’ve gotta be quick around here! Lantana and Petal, Lantana and Petal, Lantana and Petal…

  • Katrina 2 years ago

    serious house envy. subway tiles get me every time. never mind the shoes!

  • Alexandra 2 years ago

    Oh how beautiful is this home, sort of makes me tingle a bit inside at the thought of ever owning something like this, oh wouldn’t it be glorious!

  • Brian 2 years ago

    the things i would do to live here… thanks for sharing!

  • Jaime 2 years ago

    Wowzers! You’ve done that building justice, every element of the house is amaze. Especially love the subway tiles in the bathroom. When ever i stroll past old halls/house/apartments i always hope that behind those walls would hold such beauty! Love the magpies too. I have house envy!

  • Lori 2 years ago

    oh my what a house! and yes please to the prize!

  • wendy june 2 years ago

    love it all.

  • Kim 2 years ago

    Oh love subway tiles too – such a inspirational space!

  • Visentin Thomas 2 years ago

    C’est une maison magnifique

  • Cat 2 years ago

    The house is as incredible as their clothing line! So fantastic to see more photos of this playful, inspiring space!

  • Georgie 2 years ago

    Incredible house! Reminds me a lot of Alpha60’s clothes: so very cool and laid back, with a lot of black!

  • Laura 2 years ago

    so much want – amazing house

  • Clare 2 years ago

    modern and antique, black and white, squares and stripes, brother and sister… a powerful duo!

  • Aldona 2 years ago

    Just loving the reading/ looking material on the bookshelves + the door to the “secret” garden in the shower !

  • Jane 2 years ago

    Alpha60 on tDf, AWESOME!!

  • Kat 2 years ago

    Edgy interpretation of modern clean aesthetic, just like the fashion they create. Totally coveting the green knot scandals for summer.

  • Jutta 2 years ago

    What an amazing house! Love it!!!

  • Jen 2 years ago

    Amazing lifestyle! I love how beautiful design permeates all parts of your life! Devine.

  • Susy 2 years ago

    Love the renovation and Guiseppe’s sculpture!

  • Erin 2 years ago

    house is amazing xx i could really use that voucher, to buy all the Alpha jeans in all the Alpha colours…

  • Kym 2 years ago

    Great post! Love the stairs, and exposed beams, and glass collection and subway tiles…. too much to like! I’ve been contemplating a pair of Alpha 60 shoes so fingers and toes crossed! :)

  • Katherine 2 years ago

    incredible.

  • Liam 2 years ago

    cool man

  • shell 2 years ago

    i spent YEARS visiting Prof Wong’s TCM practice in this building. it never looked ANYTHING like but i’m sure he gave it bucketloads of good energy!

  • Lisa 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful images on two of my favourite Australian designers. So inspired by the “Portrait at end of downstairs hallway “. I’ve actually just returned from Sydney Road with four huge $7 posters of an image taken of my younger sister – perfect for my walls!

  • Paul Hartyanszky 2 years ago

    Great photos! I’m very impressed by Alex’s glass collection.

  • georgie n 2 years ago

    Subway tiles and simplicity.

  • Casey 2 years ago

    So incredible!

  • Annalisa 2 years ago

    A little bit of Alpha goodness wouldn’t go astray right now. Great house BTW.

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    That shoe sculpture is amazing!!

  • felicity 2 years ago

    it’s always comforting to see a heavy-duty meat slicer in the kitchen.

    i remember going to the tip with my parents as a kid, but there were no whale bones there, unfortunately.

  • rose rich 2 years ago

    love the bikes hanging up. One day i will have a home like yours ( i wish)

  • Victoria 2 years ago

    I am totally in love with that giant shoe sculpture! That is one of the coolest pieces of art I have ever seen…where ever did the idea come from?!

  • Sian 2 years ago

    What a beautiful, creative and eclectic space both in The decor and architecture. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jess 2 years ago

    s T u N n I n G

  • tash 2 years ago

    cool siblings + happy home

  • Emily 2 years ago

    Amazing – everything in this space has the same structural feel and aesthetic as the clothes. Seems as though the space has a profound impact on their design practice and vice versa.

  • Florina 2 years ago

    VA VOOM!

  • Claire 2 years ago

    Such a nice vibe in this home – highly considered but homely at the same time, that takes talent!

  • Amanda 2 years ago

    Love love love Alpha60, and what an impressive pad. Adore the giant legs!

  • ck 2 years ago

    wow how gorgeous is that house

  • Simone 2 years ago

    Oh interior envy!! Those amazing sculptures! Also the blue sandals look just too beautiful.

  • Kym 2 years ago

    A brother and sister that get along, how wonderful. A lovely warm home.

  • Vanessa 2 years ago

    Utterly stunning! love love love

  • Lucy Gaffy 2 years ago

    My dream house!!

  • Annette 2 years ago

    I have always loved their aesthetic, now I want to live with them!

  • Felicity 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! And those green and black shoes…….

  • Joni 2 years ago

    Best collection ever/best house in town/please let me win.

  • Holly 2 years ago

    I adore the taxidermy magpies! They’re my favourite bird too :) Hope they died of natural causes!

  • Wendy Lee 2 years ago

    What a delightful home! My favourite being their bathroom – subway tiles are great!

  • Holly 2 years ago

    Wow, Georgie has fab hair! Great space, thanks for sharing :)

  • Sally 2 years ago

    I couldn’t imagine Melbourne without Alpha60. My wardrobe is filled their beautifully designed clothes – I can’t get enough of it!

  • Lou 2 years ago

    Amazing!

  • Jo 2 years ago

    Julia Gillard could have done with those shoes today!

  • Laura 2 years ago

    Subway tiles! Love

  • Amber 2 years ago

    Thumbs up to everything – especially the Dunlop pic by the stairs!

  • Fiona 2 years ago

    I’d love to sit down and peruse their little library! Great assortment of books.

  • Ally H 2 years ago

    Luv it!

  • Claire 2 years ago

    A house as cool as their label. Damn they’re good.

  • Jenna 2 years ago

    Love the shoe sculpture!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Love a wide hallway…the luxury of space for space’s sake!

  • Maryanne 2 years ago

    Very Melbourne, Very Beautiful, Very Clean……….Very Jealous !

  • Sharon 2 years ago

    Such an amazing space with quirky design features.
    A inspirational insight to my favourite brand!

  • Moz 2 years ago

    I love the kitchen!

  • Rachel 2 years ago

    Marry me. One of you. Please??

  • Sam 2 years ago

    Red brick walls, I love you.

  • Jeremy 2 years ago

    Fresh, stylish and unique – life in your work and home! Impressed!

  • Rachel 2 years ago

    Very handsome home. Plus I love the colours in Alpha60’s latest collection!

  • RazzleDazzle 2 years ago

    My fave vignette is the leafy controlled chaos of green courtyard peeking through the living area windows…and the ‘emergency door’ from the shower to the garden. There’s always a need to combine shelter and nature.

  • Michael 2 years ago

    Style and substance and spunk. Very talented siblings.

  • Hong 2 years ago

    crisp scavenger? curatorial. verge lurking, dumpster divin’ rapture

  • Marny 2 years ago

    What a couple of superbly stylish siblings. Hats off.

  • Maggie 2 years ago

    A perfect blend of rawness and refinement. Beautiful details, fun and honest.

  • Jack G 2 years ago

    Fantastic. I love this house.

  • Maud 2 years ago

    Anyone who can incorporate disembodied legs into their library deserves acclaim… or at very least a nod to Agatha Christie!

  • Frances Hamilton 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful home, I am renovating our home at the moment so can appreciate how much hard work you have put into yours, well done. Oh and cant wait to check out the new range, love Alpha60.xx

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    Beautiful space! Love the Chuck Close print!

  • Catherine Chugg 2 years ago

    I love subway tiles too!

  • TheYellowDanceSpot 2 years ago

    Love the house, love the store.

  • Jules 2 years ago

    This could just be the perfect home for me…

  • Jacinta 2 years ago

    LOVE the concrete bench tops…this house is fabulous!

  • Gillian 2 years ago

    Oh my gosh, such an amazing house and a very inspiring duo!!!

  • Ally 2 years ago

    Alpha60, you’re giving me house envy, and all your collections are perfect extensions of me :)

  • Mary 2 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous house.

  • Sally 2 years ago

    I’ve always felt lucky to be so close to my sibling but this relationship is inspiring! Industrial windows, staircase and subway tiles my favourites. Creative ‘family’ :)

  • Leon 2 years ago

    Cool house!

  • vicki 2 years ago

    What a wonderful reuse of space. The home is a beautiful reflection of Georgie and Alex’s appreciation of art, architecture, design, fashion and unique talent that is Alpha60. A very inspiring design team!

  • Danielle 2 years ago

    What a creative and beautiful home!

  • briony 2 years ago

    what a beautiful space to live in & enjoy ones belongings…
    i have much love for this renovation x

  • Adriana 2 years ago

    I’m a proud alpha60 fan, these guys have a unique design aesthetic in Australian fashion that has evolved exponentially and am always excited to see what each season brings. Thanks Lucy for sharing this creative duo!

  • Manu 2 years ago

    Great house -great shoes!

  • Stacey 2 years ago

    Good escape route via the shower!

  • Jacqui 2 years ago

    Everything aspect of the house is art – it’s beautiful!

  • Sarah 2 years ago

    Such an incredible home!

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    Aha, I had wondered who had moved in there!

  • Siobhan 2 years ago

    Reminds me of how they tailor their clothes – quirky and unexpected, with lots of clean lines.

  • Antonia 2 years ago

    Love love love it! And the new range too.

  • Dana 2 years ago

    Wow, beautiful!!! Major house envy xox

  • Renee Roszbach 2 years ago

    I like your shoes…they’re green.

  • pamela 2 years ago

    It’quite astonishing how a hotch potch of clashing unrelated materials, styles and era’s can bind together seemingly seemlessly to become a stunning, original and inviting home. So very well done guys. ….it presents like such a loved composition of a home.

  • richard 2 years ago

    hi georgie and alex…

    love the vibe of the place and the dunlop bridge photo…did you know that it’s been sold to a famous celebrity for $500? it could of fitted into your space!
    love the space, the design and the clothes…and great to see some colour this season.

    good luck and all the best,

    richard from leeds

  • Clare Liew 2 years ago

    Absolutely amazing house , so encouraging as I am planning my own and I am becoming disallusioned BUT this home lifted my spirits…….also love my new shoes from your new range…fantastic …keep them coming!!!

  • Katie 2 years ago

    super stylers in my old hood. love your work.

  • Nadine 2 years ago

    Truly inspiring – thank you for sharing! Alpha, you never fail to impress…
    LOVE it ALL!

  • Liz 2 years ago

    I love love love the house and the shoes!

  • Michaela 2 years ago

    I get so envious the homes on Design Files, I am particularly jealous of their meat slicer in these pics.

  • Marmalade 2 years ago

    Ooooh spunky specs, heavenly divine clothes, dream art gallery / museum like living space… too much to love in one post, thanks TDF and Georgie and Alex for sharing your amazing ventures!!!!

  • glen 2 years ago

    A real treat to see such a beautiful confident space and read of such a wonderful relationship. thankyou.

  • Emily 2 years ago

    This house is amazing. I wish those giant sneakers were mine! And finding a whale bone at the tip…seriously amazing!!!! Dream home!

  • Angie 2 years ago

    I absolutely love your go for it style. No hesitation in showing your confidence. You will go far!

  • Jenny 2 years ago

    Thank you for this link to Georgie & Alex’s home; we are currently in the throws of renovations to our apartment – with dust and dirt and living out of a suitcase, it has been hard to stay positive and imagine the potential of our little space. I am re-inspired!

  • feyza 2 years ago

    FAB house and FAB shoes!

  • Meg 2 years ago

    Totally digging the wedges of colour in new Alpha60 range. Shoes are amazing and I am bound to continue my obsession with Alpha60 sunglasses. Totally soaking up the Westgarth vibes. Can’t wait for sultry Melbourne days in beautiful spaces, wearing well cut and coloured clothes. This post makes me feel excited.

  • Nusha 2 years ago

    I love this house.

  • Katherine Z 2 years ago

    Love love love Alpha60 – so does my husband. Last time we were in Melbourne my 7 year old son insisted on spending all of his holiday pocket money on one of their skulls.

  • jaqs 2 years ago

    Love those legs…
    And those concrete benches…superb!

  • thecitygourmand 2 years ago

    What a sublime Melbourne home, a modern luxe space.

  • Calebo 2 years ago

    Yes please

  • Ke 2 years ago

    I think I just missed out on the 10pm cut off! but I love the house regardless!

  • Anny 2 years ago

    That blue is mindblowingly dreamy!

  • Natalie 2 years ago

    Love your home but love your shoe range even more! Hoping a pair will be mine…

  • Gabbyo 2 years ago

    Mighty fine!

  • Tess McNamara 2 years ago

    Can’t get over all the good things going on in one place. What an inspirational place to live

  • Johanna 2 years ago

    Wow what a fantastic home! Thanks for the chance to be in to win a voucher, I love Alpha60

  • Sophie 2 years ago

    That entrance is making me giddy! The openness, beautiful doors, and plenty of room for 10 bikes! Beautiful space.

  • Libby 2 years ago

    Awesome duo!!

  • Bianca Bramham 2 years ago

    Gorgeous.

  • Janna 2 years ago

    Such an inspiring brother and sister duo, they are quirky,
    creative and original individuals their home represents
    every aspect of their personality! Great post! Xx

  • Susan 2 years ago

    Fantastic to see such great support for local Artists, whose works speak to our identity and sense of place, space and culture!

  • Karl 2 years ago

    I want those heels!

  • Miss Penny 2 years ago

    love love love

  • Carmen 2 years ago

    I love the minimalist style of your house and decoration, its absolutely gorgeous :) To know that a great family team can bring Australia such an amazing and non-linear fashion lifestyle brand of their own unique taste is what we truly need! Wunderbar!

  • rachael 2 years ago

    yay!! i love those shoes..and the rest!!

  • Mummageorge 2 years ago

    Green, fabulous. There is never enough green in our wardrobes.m Love those sandals too.
    PS Are Georgie and Alex twins?

  • Amanda 2 years ago

    Amazing, and gosh I’d love a pair of those shoes! xx

  • Dominie 2 years ago

    Artistic, generous and a very smart house.

  • amanda 2 years ago

    What pwetty colours.

  • Claire 2 years ago

    What an excellent example of design collaboration!

  • Lily 2 years ago

    Beyond Amazing – All aspects I love and caqn only dream of having such a place to live

  • Emma 2 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Amelia 2 years ago

    The kitchen has to be my favourite – I love the in-situ concrete bench tops with the subway tiles. Perfect! Also loving those tall windows in the bathroom.

  • zoe 2 years ago

    Dream house! Agh.. the whale bone… its all so amazing!

  • Gemma 2 years ago

    Sigh. Amaze.

  • Heather 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful, light, airy house. Love the steel frame doors and the concrete benches. Would love to live with all of that space…

  • Sum 2 years ago

    AMAZ

  • Hannah 2 years ago

    What an amazing house- thankyou for sharing :)

  • Danielle 2 years ago

    The essence of Alpha60 definitely radiates throughout this stylish abode. What an elegantly beautiful, minimalist space! Obviously suits the stylish brother-sister duo!

  • Samantha 2 years ago

    Love the use of different materials in this house! Makes for a great multilayered effect with lots of interesting accents (art and furniture), but nothing gimmicky that you would become sick of – which is so refreshing for interior design. Including a huge statement art piece (SHOES!) is amazing but it’s particularly clever that they match the book shelving and don’t overwhelm the space. It just works!

  • Jennifer 2 years ago

    Stunning house! Stylish occupants..

  • Lucy Mora 2 years ago

    Best house ever … you’ve nailed it this time!

  • Amie 2 years ago

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is awsome!

  • Robbie 2 years ago

    The outside needs to be painted in Porters Paint ‘Jaguar’ (black/green tone) to do justice to the inside detail. Loved the simplicity of the inside and always enjoy seeing a collector’s collection.

  • Alix 2 years ago

    Ugh. I am so jealous of the Alpha60’s siblings’ lives! Beautiful home and triple points for having SMLXL next to a skull.

  • Megan 2 years ago

    Super hall- house!! I love the idea of reinventing architecture for living…exposed brick…light…lovely! Thanks.

  • Naomi Savio 2 years ago

    Filled with collectables yet fills spacious lofty and not at all overdone. Love the use of recycle materials from the original architecture. Personal fave is the coke bottles that were once under the house!

  • Carla 2 years ago

    Fab, love the new Alpha60 shoes!

  • maree 2 years ago

    Creative, calm and completely individual. Three talented people living what they love and loving what they do. This beautiful space is more than just a wonderland of interesting objects, it is a home.
    All the personal treasures make it softer and more welcoming somehow. I imagine all the stories behind each treasured item and all the fun of collecting them. Thank you for sharing. cheers Maree

  • Millie 2 years ago

    How good is that wall of books!?

  • Bisera Gondevska 2 years ago

    Guys, love your posts, and this one in particular just oozes fun and sexiness. It must be a converted warehouse kind’a Monday, I also blogged about a very rugged warehouse conversion in London… you’re welcome to check it out at nestpearls.blogspot.fr

    You’re a great inspiration TDF, a blog that sends my heart into smiling cartwheels of laughter. Thank you!!

  • Samantha Thompson 2 years ago

    Its only missing one thing, an art work by yours truly X

  • Robyn 2 years ago

    Superb adaptation of a utilatarian building into a home. Even though it seems strange for me to consider living with my brother, obviously theirs is a relationship that brings out the best in each other. Pity that’s not the norm

  • peanutbutters 2 years ago

    ah ! i live around the corner and often ride by and wonder what’s in that building… thanks ! great house.

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  • delia 2 years ago

    I saw this building in Offspring (Tim’s house). Would love to see from the outside. Can you tell me the address? Thanks

  • tess 1 year ago

    This house is excellent, just like their clothes.

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