Blue Notes

Location: Northcote, VIC
Size: 260 m2
Completed: 2017
Photography: Sharyn Cairns
Builder: Osiris

This period-style home was updated with new joinery and furniture for a six-piece, music-loving family. The updates – all minimalist lines, bold shapes and grand scales – offer modern counterparts to the original Edwardian architecture. Music threads through the house with clever, custom joinery accommodating oft-used instruments in the music room; and in the television-free living room, his-and-hers reading chairs and an oversized Molteni sofa accommodate sprawling listening-sessions around a cherished vinyl record player.