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Newtown Residence

Drawing light and clarity into a double-fronted Victorian terrace house, this thoughtful renovation celebrates the architecture’s elegant and enduring character. New openings liberate the home’s formal layout, allowing movement and light to flow between spaces, while a neutral material palette accentuates its historic features. Original Baltic pine floors are sanded back to a sandy hue, complemented by pale eggshell tones that enhance the home’s lofty ceilings and ornamental architraves, fireplaces, cornices and ceiling roses, awash with shadow and light.

Living spaces, a main bedroom suite and home office straddle the entry hall, each combining a fine array of joinery, furniture, art, and décor. Tailored glimpses are cast through the kitchen, dining area, and living room, extending the home’s sense of scale and revealing a cohesive visual language between settings. Upstairs, sisal carpets, crisp drapery and white walls refresh the home’s secondary bedrooms and rumpus room, offering a clean canvas for family life, peppered with vintage pieces that echo the home’s history.

Photography – Madeleine Bourke