Tiara House
Dianna Snape
製品スペックシート

エレメントブランド商品名
Ensuite TilesClassic Ceramics
Lighting & FansVolker Haug Studio
Bathroom TilesAcademy Tiles
Micromosaic Square, Nagoya Mosaic
Bathroom Tapware & Kitchen SpoutAstra Walker
Brushed Platinum Finish, Aged Brass Finish
Ensuite/Bathroom BasinCaroma
COSMO UNDER
Internal Wall ColourDulux Australia
Whisper White

製品スペックシート
Ensuite Tiles
Lighting & Fans
Bathroom Tiles
Academy Tiles さんの Micromosaic Square, Nagoya Mosaic
Bathroom Tapware & Kitchen Spout
Astra Walker さんの Brushed Platinum Finish, Aged Brass Finish
Ensuite/Bathroom Basin
Caroma さんの COSMO UNDER
Internal Wall Colour
Dulux Australia さんの Whisper White

Tiara House

FMD Architects 建築家 として

Sculpted by the ornamental qualities of its site and locale, Tiara House is a spirited addition to a late 1800s Victorian terrace in Melbourne’s inner north. The double-storey, north-facing dwelling, which overlooks the historic parklands of Edinburgh Gardens, inspired FMD Architects to embrace a sentimental and sustainable approach in the new addition, offering a poetic response to place grounded by amenity and liveability. 

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Dianna Snape
photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape

The home’s ornamental frontage is contemporised with a neutral palette, enhancing its original iron lacework, corbels and decorative plasterwork. Upon entry, a wide arched hallway, formal front room and original timber stair are sensitively preserved and saturated in shades of blue, creating a renewed sense of mood and occasion. A second bedroom is converted to a shared bathroom, awash with curved forms, inky blue tiling, speckled terrazzo, luminous granite and reeded glass. 

photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape
photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape

Beyond, the site’s existing 70s lean-to is replaced with a lofty, light-filled addition that embraces a warm material logic, combining fluted timber linings, white rendered brick and bespoke concrete aggregate floors. The challenging southern orientation inspired FMD Architects to pursue connections to the landscape from every aspect, drawing in layered gradients of natural light. The laundry, tucked beside the new bathroom, opens onto an eastern lightwell which brings light into the kitchen and living areas, while the rear garden notches into the west, enlivening the addition’s key circulation path with a framed landscape view. 

photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape
photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape

The expression of a stone island bench, inset with a sweeping inlay of solid timber, is echoed in the curved profile of the rear sliding door — an organic aperture to the eclectic landscape beyond. Designed in collaboration with Jo Ferguson Gardens, the planting offers an ephemeral vista of native, cottage and Mediterranean species, reflecting indigenous history, the site’s past, and the clients’ personal narratives. 

photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape
photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape

From the rear elevation, a floating veil of timber battens shrouds the upper level, its sweeping and tiered form referencing the detail of Edinburgh Gardens’ historic rotunda and the home’s decorative character. Highly visible to the neighbouring laneway properties, this ‘tiara’ form offers a sense of embellishment to the otherwise blank Victorian rear façades typical of the era. Its ribbon-like form contributes to the layered roofscape, offering a new language of adornment for the residents and their neighbours to delight in. 

photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape
photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape

Upstairs, the tiara screen encloses a landscaped deck, accessed from the main bedroom, and protected by a curved plate steel awning. A timber-lined planter ensures visual privacy to the adjacent properties, while allowing views across rooftops and the city skyline beyond, thoughtfully framed by a scooped profile in the western wall. 

photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape
photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape

Internally, the main bedroom and robe embraces a gentle palette of soft blues and whites, while a new ensuite and bathroom are adorned with dramatic chartreuse and green veined stone, imparting a decorative quality. The remaining bedrooms are thoughtfully restored, their original timber floors stripped back, and lime washed. A new mirrored panel playfully reflects the volume of the decorative timber stair, further binding the varied atmospheres of the home’s two storeys.  

photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape
photo_credit Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape

Team:

Architects: FMD Architects

Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Jayme Collins, Alice Edmonds, Paul Evans,Oscar Eltringham-Smith

Builders: Resicon Master Builders

Engineers:vFORM Engineers

Landscape: Jo Ferguson Garden Design

Photographer: Dianna Snape

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Materials Used:

Finishes

- Roofing: Klip-Lok Classic, Brand: Lysaght, Finish: Colorbond ‘Surfmist’
- External Battens: Silvertop Ash
- Joinery: Tasmanian Oak, Manufacturer: Timberwood Panels, Finish: Osmo Polyx-oil
- Internal Wall Feature: Tasmanian Oak, Manufacturer: Porta, Finish: Osmo Polyx-oil
- Internal Wall Colour: Dulux, ‘Whisper White’
- Ceiling: Dulux, ‘Whisper White’
- Windows: Timber Framed, Double Glazed Windows
- Slab: White Cement and White/Blue Aggregate, Concrete Slab, Finish: Matt Finish
- Carpet: Shaman, Brand/manufacturer: Tretford, Finish: Ice 640
- Ensuite Tiles: Vogue Series, Brand: Classic Ceramics, Finish: Glazed
- Bathroom 01 Tiles: Micromosaic Square, Brand: Academy Tiles, Finish: Matt
- Bathroom 02 Tiles: Nagoya Mosaic Tile, Brand: Academy Tiles, Finish: Matt

Furniture 
- Supplied by client
- Couch by Jardan
- Dining Charis by In Good Company

Lighting & Fans
- ISM Lighting
- Artefact Industries
- Unios Lighting
- Mark Douglass
- Volker Haug

Kitchen Appliances
- Gas Cooktop – Fisher & Paykel
- Dishwasher – Miele
- Oven – Fisher & Paykel
- Rangehood – Condari

Sanitary Fixtures
- Bathroom Tapware: Astra Walker, Finish: Brushed Platinum
- Ensuite Tapware: Sussex Scala and Circa Tapware, Finish: Brushed Brass
- Kitchen Tap: Astrawalker Kitchen Spout, Finish: Aged Brass
- Ensuite/Bathroom Basin: Caroma Cosmo Under Counter Basin

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