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Project / Completed 2019

Belle by Inbetween Architecture

/ By Inbetween Architecture

The Space

Belle - an intimate home that encapsulates modern design through natural light, a muted colour palette and a distinct Victorian ash finish.

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“The challenge lay with conceptualising the spaces in a way that would sit comfortably within the context and with the very familiar, yet often underestimated and poorly approached suburban typology.”

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Doncaster, Belle is a contemporary family residence built around a late 1970’s brick veneer home. The refreshing design filled with crisp white walls along with an abundance of natural light creates the ideal place for its inhabitants to rest and restore.

The space was conceptualised by Inbetween Architecture, a Melbourne-based studio that specialises in residential projects including renovations, extensions, refurbishments and new builds. The team pride themselves on understanding different family needs and dynamics throughout various life stages to create homes that perfectly fit each client.

The brief explores a ‘connection between indoor and outdoor, for dining and entertaining, that could be used all year round’, making the covered al fresco area an integral part of the design. A brick paved platform as well as timber windows and doors wrap themselves around the home, building the relationship between the two spaces through multiple entry points.

GoodWood Victorian ash was used for the windows and doors, along with solid flooring to match. GoodWood is our range of high quality, quarter sawn Victorian ash, available in a variety of applications for a seamless design. To ensure the absolute best, GoodWood undergoes specific processes and quality controls, resulting in a consistently blonde, straight, stable and rigorously graded timber. Click here to learn more about GoodWood.

Stylist: Bea Lambos
Landscape Design: Straw Brothers

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“We chose [GoodWood] Victorian Ash for its versatility, affordability and sustainability. It allowed for a seamless flow throughout the house, from outside to in.”

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