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ATTIC MAGIC

“Attic Magic” is a heritage home renovation which honours a child’s imagination, with a joyful roof space renovation atop a Melbourne heritage home. Sparking delight at every scale, it celebrates the minds of the two children who inhabit it, while reimagining the humble attic as a dreamscape to the stars.

The brief was to use the existing attic to create two bedrooms with ensuites, walk-in robes and study areas.

Challenged by its cavernous but awkward volume, plus heritage constraints, a new attic emerges, and the typology for renovation is reimagined, not only reflecting the key concept, but also achieving generous spaces beyond what was already there.

Then, a distinct language for each room (chamfers and angles versus smooth surfaces and curves) featuring unapologetically bold colour and exciting design through to the smallest scale – from day beds to desks, to joinery and loose furniture and upholstery.

This project is featured by The Design Files and The Domain and Houzz

Master Builders Association Award for National Best Home Addition and Alteration.

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Toorak, Victoria