Fitzroy North High House

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The architectural home of designer , communications professional Leah Hyland and their young daughter Clementine in Fitzroy North defies all usual expectations of inner city terrace living.

Despite its modest Edwardian facade, this home is big, bright and full of surprises.

 

13th September, 2017

Kitchen
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Inside the home of Dan Gayfer and Leah Hyland in Fitzroy North. Concrete bench top by , tiles supplied by , leather recessed cabinetry pulls by , and terrarium by . Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Dan, Leah and their adorable two-year-old daughter Clementine. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Kitchen to dining area
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Concrete bench top by , restored teak dining chairs from , ‘Navy’ dining table by , ‘Poly Pop’ pendent by Brooklyn NYC designer, , photographic print by , and vase by . Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Kitchen and dining
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The open-plan kitchen and dining area as seen from the lounge area. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Indoor plant and ‘Wabi’ wall planter by ,  ‘Poly Pop’ pendent lights by Brooklyn NYC designer, , restored teak dining chairs from , ‘Navy’ dining table by and vase by . The space receives abundant natural light for the majority of the day thanks to the north-facing custom skylight. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Kitchen
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The kitchen is also bathed in light. It features concrete bench top by , ‘Crop Bar Stools’ by ,
tiles supplied by and leather recessed cabinetry pulls by . Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Living room and rear courtyard
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Indoor plant and pot by , outdoor landscaping by , and ‘Sidney’ coffee table by . ‘In the warmer months opening up the steel sliding doors and letting all the greenery inside (as well as fresh air!) brings a beautiful, tranquil character to the living room,’ tells Leah. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

‘Errol’ lounge and ‘Sidney’ coffee table by , cushions by , and oil-on-linen painting by artist . Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Library
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An impressive nook housing the family’s library. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Study/retreat
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The second living area that Dan and Leah absolutely love. leather recessed cabinetry pulls by , ‘Modus’ task chair by (1972) and indoor plants and pots by . Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Courtyard
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Barbara getting some sun! Photo – .

Master bedroom and ensuite
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Featuring artwork ‘Pacific Drift’ by , Line Table Lamp by on bedside table by , queen bed by and blush ensuite mosaic tile supplied by . ‘Space is bright, airy, colourful, and not too big where it loses intimacy and character,’ says Leah. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Main bathroom
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Bath towel by , blue mosaic tile supplied by and plants from . ‘We love the material palette of Russian Birch timber, blue tiles, white porcelain and plants; the bathrooms strong connection with the internal courtyard brings characteristics to the bathroom that are quite uncommon,’ tell the homeowners. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Exterior
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The striking form of the home, as viewed from the backyard. Photo – .

Courtyard
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View of exterior featuring courtyard. Production – Lucy Feagins / Btslive. Photo – .

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 13th September 2017

‘High House’ is an apt description for this surprising North Fitzroy home, whose modest 5 metre wide Edwardian facade gives away very little about the impressive scale of the extension beyond.

The renovation was designed by homeowner , including all building, interior and exterior design elements. Only the front two rooms of the original brick residence remain – everything else was demolished to make way for a bold, contemporary rear extension and second level, incorporating new kitchen, living and dining room, bathroom, upstairs master bedroom, study/adult’s retreat and adjoining roof deck (!) as well as a new internal courtyard on the ground floor to provide natural light to the downstairs rooms.

This home is remarkable for it’s ‘tardis-like’ qualities – and by that I mean, having an interior that is more spacious than could ever be imagined from the outside! A staircase from the kitchen takes you to a retreat/study on the first floor, providing direct access to a small roof terrace to the north, and the first floor master bedroom and study/retreat. Under the stair, the inclusion of a laundry, storage cupboards and wine cellar ensure no space is wasted.

Dan and Leah are especially fond of the first-floor retreat and adjoining rooftop terrace. This versatile space is drowned in natural light most days, and acts as a sort of secluded second living space. ‘We couldn’t be happier with this area, especially the fact that it literally doubles in size when you include the rooftop terrace’ explains Leah. During the warmer months, she and Dan spend a lot of time lounging here with a wine or beer. ‘It is actually quite surreal, as you are literally surrounded by adjacent rooftops and tree canopies which surprisingly provide complete privacy,’ Leah continues. A bar fridge integrated into the terrace is the icing on the cake!

Above all else, this is a purposeful, deliberate house. Every element has been thoughtfully designed specifically for the family who live here – evident in the various bespoke storage solutions and in-built furniture throughout the house. Probably most importantly – the aesthetic is interactive, aiming to encourage movement, conversation and everyday interaction throughout all spaces.

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