“Hello House” in Melbourne

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A gem in Melbourne, Australia, the “Hello House” by OOF! Architecture combines historical architecture with contemporary aesthetics. The two-bedroom Victorian-era home has an annex that used to be a storefront but now serves as a creative studio.

Today, the building gets its name from the renovated facade, which is wrapped in a skin of white brick. The street-side wall reads “HELLO,” welcoming neighbors and passersby to admire the contemporary element.

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The bold addition is the face of the new kitchen and living room. From the side, residents walk right into the kitchen, which is lined with buffed wood. Just down the hall, the common area draws the eye with contrasting black and tan shelves. In both of these common areas, metal railing is a stand-out detail. Suspended from the ceiling, the rails support overhead lighting and cloth dividers, unifying the kitchen and den.

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Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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