A design that evolved ‘many times’, the final iteration of the ‘Loft House’ by Tom Robertson Architects was all about achieving a sense of spaciousness on a small lot.
Presenting all the hallmark challenges of a heritage property in a high-density area, the renovation was to be elegant, functional, and have minimal impact on neighbouring properties. Despite the tight site constraints, Tom and his team were able to create a bright and roomy home here, with a surprising abundance of natural light.
Now comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study and multiple garden areas, the bones of the inner-Melbourne home are calm and restrained, with a minimalist palette of white-washed brick walls, polished concrete floors and oak joinery. Meanwhile, outside, Tom and his team have injected clever pockets of greenery in openings all throughout the building, giving the home a connection to nature that defies its inner-city locale.