Mitsuori Architects are a design led practice founded by Melissa Lim & Matthew Murfett. They design high quality architecture that merges aesthetic values with careful planning and thoughtful detailing to create buildings that are a joy to inhabit. Their bio states that all Mitsouri “directors have worked for world renowned architectural practices on major cultural, commercial, boutique residential and interior design projects in Australia, UK, Europe and the USA” and the experience really shows in this South Melbourne project.
Mitsouri say the “client requested that the design focus on the creation of interesting internal spaces that would allow the family to enjoy time together whilst also providing separate zones for
studying, reading, socialising and relaxing. A sculptural timber stair and mezzanine studio (Vic Ash/Tas Oak) wraps around a sky lit void and acts as a central ‘node’ connecting the main living space with a first floor studio, concealed master bedroom and children’s bedroom zone. The existing concrete floor slab has been ground and polished to expose the dark bluestone aggregate, which is offset against crisp white walls and refined timber and stone joinery elements to create a light, serene space with a natural, relaxed feel.”
Stairs, wall, floor, battens and ceilings by Howroyd Homes
Windows by Redwood Joinery
Cabinetry by KBoyle Kitchens
Images © Michael Kai Photographs