higgovale, completed 2014

structural rebuild inside apartment complex, to maximise space + light,
+ designed to display our client's eclectic + colourful collections


glazed cabinets above to display colourful crockery

kitchen / scullery

the scullery is tucked away, out of view from the main living area

kitchen / dining / living

the living area opens onto a private living courtyard

dining / kitchen

living area

new fireplace + hearth

living / courtyard

the living room bench extends out into the private courtyard to house a built-in barbecue.
outside decking matches the interior bamboo floor


clerestorey glazing shares natural light with internal bathrooms beyond + existing services above were converted to 'silent' pipes

courtyard / living

wind protected, north facing sunny courtyard for outside dining + barbecues

study alcove

home-office off the entrance + courtyard


circulation is minimised with a short passage, which doubles as a gallery, past the guest wc

main suite lobby

long views were created, linking the green spaces either side of the apartment

main suite

mirrored joinery increases the sense of space + clerestorey glazing above the headboard brings natural light into the main bathroom beyond

main bathroom

cold industrial contrasts with warm bamboo floor

main bathroom