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BEST OF AUSTRALIAN HOMES 2012 · Lisa Gorman & Dean Angelucci


26th December, 2012
Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 26th December 2012

Formal lounge, in the Victorian front section of the house – Leather chairs by Jean Gillon (Brazil). Tulip table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Console table by Angelo Mangiarotti. Paintings by Rhys Lee. French standard lamp by Rene Mathieu. Italian chandelier sourced by Dean / Angelucci Twentieth Century. Photos - Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins.

Master Bedroom. Italian Wall lamp, Rope chandelier by Hadrian Audoux and Frida Minet (Cote d’Azur), ink on paper by Rhys Lee.  Photos - Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins.

GOOD MORNING!  I hope y'all had a super excellent Christmas yesterday and a generally bloody fabulous year..!  We’ve had a wonderful but seriously busy year, so in keeping with our annual tradition, we thought this sleepy week between Christmas and New Year would be a good time to take stock, and make some grand plans for even more inspired projects in 2013!

BUT it’s not strictly a week off.  We couldn’t possibly leave The Design Files totally silent!  Instead, as we did last year, we’ll be spending the remainder of this week, and next week re-visiting The BEST OF Australian Homes from 2012!   We’ve gone back through the archives and based on pageviews, your comments, and a little of our own personal bias(!), we’ve shortlisted our most popular Australian Homes of 2012.  We'll re-visit each of these favourite homes from today until next Friday January 4th, and will be resume regular programming once more from Monday January 7th.

We’re kicking things off today with a seriously amazing family home that won many hearts when we blogged it back in September – the Fitzroy home of Lisa Gorman & Dean Angelucci!

As mentioned in the original post, Lisa and Dean's home is somewhat of a Fitzroy icon - it's street frontage is so distinctive, this beautiful home has become a well loved local landmark for many locals, and is just a hop, skip and a jump from bustling Gertrude st.

Lisa and Dean’s period home was expertly re-worked and extended by their friend Emilio Fuscaldo of NEST architects. Emilio's inspired vision for this home is matched perfectly by Dean's eye for eclectic collectible furniture and fine art (Dean runs fabulous vintage furniture and homewares store Angelucci Twentieth Century in Smith st Fitzroy).

Do pop back to the original post for more pics of this fabulous Melbourne family home!

The Fitzroy home of Lisa Gorman and Dean Angelucci!  Lounge chairs by Marco Zanuso, Lithograph by Boris Bucan from Vintage Posters Only in Armadale, ‘Pot Head’ plant pot on coffee table from Third Drawer down.  Photos - Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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