After browsing the wonders of The Design Files last week, I came across this not-so-little Melbourne beauty and just had to share it. Interior designer Caecilia Potter of Atticus & Milo who shares this truly impressive Victorian home with her husband James and two children has spent the past 3 years painstakingly restoring it to reveal its beautiful original features. You name it, it's been done. Totally rewired, re-plastered and re-painted throughout, the old timber panelling, doors and staircases painstakingly cleaned down and the original hallway tessellated tiles polished to expose their original finishes. The entire renovation has been respectfully carried out to ensure the mix of traditional and contemporary complement one another - and I think it's safe to say it's been achieved!
Caecilia has an intriguing and rather adorable view of her home 'We all love the sense of patina and age in our home, she is like a warm and fun old lady with a very original character'
The gardens, also designed by Caecilia, are equally as impressive. Complete with an incredible freshwater swimming pool it not only looks fantastic (and oh so inviting), but the natural mineral spring water also preserves their 100 year old peppercorn tree.
Take a little look for yourselves....I guarantee you'll be inspired!!
|All images via The Design Files | Production Lucy Feagins | Photography: Sean Fennessy|
One can dream!