21 Apr '15, 5am

#Luiis_3x ] Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel: ... [ #Luispokel

Standing in the kitchen you could believe you were in the latest trendy coffee joint. Black ceilings and kitchen joinery recede into the background. Off-form concrete surfaces and raw red brick of the existing house are highlighted by yellow pops of color. Blackboard paint turns a painted wall into a cafe style family noticeboard. A stunning indoor/outdoor fireplace, pizza oven and landscape seat edges all encourage social interaction and engagement. Plenty of steps and small integral seats invite family and visitors to sit and chill out. As the evening cools the family can retreat to living spaces surrounding a bold floating staircase, functioning as bookcase and room divider.

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