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October 6, 2021

Balmoral Mid-Century is the restoration of a home designed with a kitchen at its heart. Located in St Kilda, the building stands as the only mid-century home within its street and was treated as though it were a heritage listed structure. As a passion project, it was important that the architecture and interior design of the restoration spoke to the home’s lasting legacy. Respecting what came before, Tecture successfully honoured the clean lines and minimalistic aesthetic found within the mid-century home’s original character.

Architecturally, Tecture opened up the rear of the home to provide more flexible living. Championing larger spaces, Balmoral Mid-Century is the restoration of a home designed with a kitchen at its heart. More light is given to the north, with a new master bedroom added upstairs, cementing the house’s endeavour to become a luxurious forever home. With respect given to the existing architecture and interior design language threaded throughout, the new design of the house evokes a sense of what is still to come. The contemporary additions speak to the remaining tones and material already found within the mid-century home.

Balmoral Mid-Century is a balance between the old and the new, featured throughout the restoration of a home designed with a kitchen at its heart. Harmonising the past with its future is the use of the sleek and minimal Fisher & Paykel appliances, paired together with joinery design reminiscent of mid-century furniture. The Fisher & Paykel appliances complement the joinery, which has remained the hero of the kitchen. As the restoration of a home designed with a kitchen at its heart, the Fisher & Paykel appliances blend seamlessly and embrace the home’s architecture and interior design.

There is a lasting resonance to Balmoral Mid-Century, made apparent through the care and attention given to all aspects of the home – from the walnut tonality and natural colour palette to the light fixtures and materiality. As the restoration of a home designed with a kitchen at its heart, Tecture has brought Balmoral Mid-Century forth into modern day living, crafted in perfect balance.

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Architecture and Interior Design by Tecture.
Photography by Timothy Kaye.
Styling by SideProject Projects.
Landscape Design by Plume Studio.
Build by Debrob Builders.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

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