Grace Dlabik’s Modernist + Accessible Family Home
Grace Dlabik (creative director, artist, and director of BE. ONE) spent 20 years looking for an accessible Melbourne rental property to comfortably and safely live with her son, Elijah, who lives with cerebral palsy.
Two decades later; she finally secured this Donvale modernist 1970s house. While the property isn’t fully accessible, its wide hallways, brick floors, and generous spaces have marked a huge improvement in the family’s quality of life, allowing Elijah to move around the home in his electric wheelchair and be easily bathed.
Originally designed for an artist by mid-century architect Charles Duncan, Grace has styled the home, nicknamed Art Haus, as a space for creation and community.