Normanby House is a modernhouse which sees architects Pleysier Perkins embrace the dual nature of a Victorian building with a modern extension. Featuring fireplaces by Stoke Fireplace Studio, the modernhouse enables a luxurious residential experience.
Settled into Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Brighton, Normanby House exudes a sense of grandeur, purposefully enhanced by architects Pleysier Perkins in reverence for the home’s original character. Elegant Victorian design features such as cornices and ceiling roses appear within the modernhouse, contrasting more modern elements such as a marble kitchen island.
To the rear of the modernhouse, architecture firm Pleysier Perkins uses curves and stepstones to imbue the external landscape with personality. The design company utilises a robust material palette for the outdoor area, including concrete, timber and brickwork, to suggest the Thai inspiration for the garden landscaping.
Elevating their interior design, architecture firm Pleysier Perkins employs two fireplaces by Stoke Fireplace Studio. The DF700 has pride of place in the sitting room, retrofitted into the existing fixture. In the living area, the MODE KS1150 Corner fireplace is seamlessly integrated into the architecture of the modernhouse.
Adopting different styles of design – Victorian and modern - Pleysier Perkins creates a modernhouse that remains engaged with its architectural history.
00:00 - The Inspiration for the ModernHouse 00:35 - Restoring Features of the Original House 01:03 - The Formal Front Garden 01:12 - The Thai Inspired Backyard Garden 01:41 - The Materials 02:12 - The Marble Island Bench 02:39 - Utilising Natural Light To Tell The Story 03:22 - Partnership with Stoke Fireplace Studio 04:30 - The Design Success 04:47 - What the Architect is Most Proud Of
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Architecture and Interior Design by Pleysier Perkins. Photography by Tom Blachford. Furniture and Styling by George Marks Design. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.