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This Art Deco Gem Is On The Market

On The Market

Join us for a spin down memory lane with Lucy Glade-Wright of Hunting for George, as she reminisces over the joys of moving into her beloved art deco Armadale apartment, a decade ago.

Though Lucy’s time in the apartment has now sadly come to an end, in her own words ‘if they are any Art Deco fans out there that would love a piece of Melbourne’s architectural history… this is it!’

19th February, 2019

The exterior of  Lucy Glade-Wright’s Armadale home. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Lucy Glade’s stunning art-deco apartment in South Yarra could be yours! Rowena Martinich original artwork from Hunting Collective exhibition in 2017. Buddy Pot from Hunting for George. Orbit plant stand from Milk & Sugar. Photo – courtesy of Lucy Glade-Wright. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Lucy has lived here for over 10 years. Vittoria Iris 3 seat sofa from Globe West. Hurdle low stool from Dowel Jones. Jimmy ceramic planter from Hunting for George. Photo – courtesy of Lucy Glade-Wright. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

She fitted out the space with a ‘modern coastal’ aesthetic. White Wash art print by Jonno Rod from Hunting for George. Aura Bobble Rug from Globe West. Vittoria Iris 3 seater sofa from Globe West. Silver woven cushion from Milk & Sugar. Bell lamp in sand from Norman Copenhagen. Sketch Root round dining table from Globe West. Sketch Root dining chairs from Globe West. Photo – courtesy of Lucy Glade-Wright. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Sarah Kelk original artwork. Elle round mirror from Globe West. Buddy pot from Hunting For George. Orbit pot stand from Hunting for George. Woodland Arc stool from Hunting for George. TanThe living room which connects to the kitchen, courtyard and hallway. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

The home combines Hunting for George prints with original works by Sarah Kelk (pictured here), Rowena Martinich, and Diana Ellinger. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Lucy describes the space as ‘happy’, with ‘a lot of love in the walls.’ Yamaha turntable and Musiccast studio speakers from Hunting for George. Sarah Kelk original artwork. Anchor Ceramics objects. Ethnicraft Wave small buffet. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Kitchen details. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Living-room details. Anchor Ceramics objects. Collaged artwork by Diana Ellinger. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

‘Greeting From Palm Springs’ art print from Hunting for George. Oliver side table, Oliver bed, White linen quilt cover and Eskimo Shuffle quilt cover from Hunting for George. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

A sunlit spot – perfectly accompanied by a good book! Mariana Sleigh occasional chair by Globe West. Buddy Pots from Hunting for George. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Lucy’s favorite thing about the apartment is the ‘epic rooftop.’  Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

The building was designed in 1940 by Stuart Hall. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Lucy carried out Palm Springs inspired external updates. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 19th February 2019

‘People seem to feel an attachment to this building, even those who don’t live here. It’s quite special in that way.’ – Lucy Glade-Wright.

When Lucy Glade-Wright of Hunting for George was hunting (!) for her first apartment ten years ago, she was on the scout for something in an Art Deco style. She lucked upon this Armadale two-bedder, designed in 1940 by Stuart Hall, and immediately fell in love.

The building is located on the original site of an 1880s mansion, which was later subdivided to make way for flats to meet growing housing demand. Lucy explains ‘there was fear these residential flats were going to ruin the character of the suburb, so leading architects were employed to design these apartment blocks.’ Public enthusiasm for the building has grown over time, especially following the body corporates restoration of the site to its ‘former glory.’ A Palm Springs inspired garden and a new lick of paint has enhanced the street view, and Lucy explains ‘people seem to feel an attachment to this building, even those who don’t live here. It’s quite special in that way.’

Lucy’s favourite thing about the apartment is the ‘epic rooftop.’ She admits ‘being a 20-something obsessed with the Secret Life Of Us, I thought I had hit the real estate jackpot!’ While Lucy imagined summers of rooftop parties, she mostly enjoyed the sunlit spot with a good book.

Inside, the apartment is structured around the living room, which connects to the kitchen, courtyard and hallway. Art plays a large role in every room, where Lucy combines her own Hunting for George prints with original works by local artists including Sarah Kelk, Rowena Martinich, and Diana Ellinger.

Lucy describes the space as ‘happy’, with ‘a lot of love in the walls.’ The strong architectural style here has encouraged her to keep her interiors simple, decorating with a gentle ‘modern, coastal theme.’ Over 10 years, Lucy’s aesthetic has also shifted, from ‘oh, look, it’s an op shop, I must buy everything’ approach, to something she describes as a little more pared back and sophisticated!

Lucy hands on the styling baton to the next owner with enthusiasm: ‘we’ve done our best to make this house a home… we hope the next owner won’t have to do much in order to feel welcome.’

For those in the market… the listing is here.

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