Prahran Residence is hidden behind a chic Victorian facade in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran. The stylish renovation, completed by Melbourne-based design studio Biasol, updated a century-old terrace and transformed it into a refined and functional living space for a young family.
“At the rear of the house, we refreshed the home’s open-plan kitchen, living and dining zone. Through an arched steel-framed door, the finely detailed kitchen became a hub for the family’s day-to-day activities – infused with classic Parisian style; every element was carefully configured to ensure maximum functionality. Banks of white joinery rise up to meet high ceilings, providing abundant storage, while a central island bench accommodates food preparation and informal dining. Beneath the Carrara marble benchtop with a double bullnose edge detail, black joinery provides a monochromatic contrast. Alongside, a glossy black oven and cooktop from premium French brand Lacanche act as a sculptural centerpiece. Within the bedrooms, we restored the original arched fireplaces. Along the rear facade, large windows with sheer curtains bring soft light into the living and dining zone. Minimalist furniture in shades of grey and emerald green and a charcoal grey rug continue the luxe aesthetic, while a marble-topped table and lean black chairs occupy the dining space. Offsetting the renovation’s crisp lines, European oak flooring in a chevron pattern adds detail and texture to the space. The result is an effortless space that puts a modern spin on traditional Parisian design with a respectful nod to the building’s Victorian heritage,” said Biasol