Melbourne, VICTORIA

Architecture & Interiors: Wellard Architects


Landscape:Renata Fairhall Garden Designs

Photography:Derek Swalwell

This is a bold, minimal home that exudes sophistication and style. Situated in the lush coastal suburb of Brighton, this home encourages outdoor living and invites calm.

Creating calm fluid spaces with seamless indoor-outdoor connectivity.

Originally an Edwardian home, Wellard Architects were brought in to transform the home to suit their client's needs. Here, they tell us more about their strategy to make the home come together.

 "This project reworked the existing footprint, retaining period detailing, with an addition to provide calm fluid spaces, with an emphasis on spatial links between inside and out. The wide, timber-panelled hallway leads to a light filled, open plan kitchen and living space and provides visual links to gardens along the way.

The overall palette is of simplicity and purity. Soft neutral tones and natural materials such as pale oak, bagged brickwork, black steel, concrete and stone, express their individual character. Lighting, furniture and a central sculptural fireplace with semi-circular marble hearth were selected to add a softness to sharp and geometric building forms and to anchor the dining space within the new large open plan volume. 

The backyard welcomes the Addis & Wye Collections by Kett.

Large window openings and carefully positioned skylights bring warmth and natural light to the surrounding tactile materials. An oversized sliding window forms a 3.8-metre-wide opening in the kitchen, allowing for effortless expansion to external dining and natural ventilation."

Wellard Architects chose the Addis & Wye collections to sit in the backyard. Designed by Justin Hutchinson for Kett, these outdoor furniture pieces have an Australian story - designed in Melbourne and influenced by the Victorian landscape.

The strong minimal lines of the outdoor setting speaks directly back to the architecture, the Addis and Wye being the perfect fit in form and narrative. 

  • Addis Ceramic Table 15% Off Outdoor Furniture Kett

    Addis Outdoor Dining Table

    The Addis outdoor table with a ceramic top is a durable, all-weather dining table. The ceramic top boasts a luxurious stone look, but is an easy care non-porous material. Available in both a regular and slim width table. Slim width of 70cm is great for balconies and other narrow areas, where space is a premium.

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  • Wye Armchair (Outdoor) 15% Off Outdoor Furniture Kett

    Wye Outdoor Dining Chair 

    A river runs, carving a line through the land to the sea. The Wye dining collection is defined by its flowing line and concise intersections, providing seating and dining for a range of occasions.

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  • Addis Aluminium Bench Outdoor Furniture Kett

    Addis Aluminium Bench

    The Addis outdoor bench sits perfectly with the Addis outdoor table. Benches are great to maximise seating at a table, and provide a tailored, minimal look

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Home by Wellard Architects

Wellard Architects is a Melbourne-based architecture & design studio led by architect Huw Wellard. Recognised for creating lasting impressions through built form, the team curate thoughtful outcomes with a sensitive and measured approach that responds to people and site.