An uninhabitable hundred-year-old worker's cottage is reimagined as a drama-filled bachelor's abode, full of edgy details and custom furniture and lighting. The street-fronting facade was reinstated to its pristine original state; the only hint that all is not what it seems is the gleaming gold painted front door. Overhauled by Glenn Lamont of Melbourne-based design and manufacturing practice LifeSpaceJourney (they're the team behind coffee bar Common Galaxia, featured yesterday), is this the ultimate bachelor pad?
Above: The restored facade looks respectable enough.
Above: "Now that we painted the original front door gold, I can always find my place after a big night out," Lamont says.
Above: An original fireplace adds a traditional note to the otherwise pared-down space.
Above: A meticulously arranged group of amber apothecary bottles creates a decorative tableau.
Above: Vintage plough points mounted on the wall create a modernist collage.
Above: A view to the kitchen; all furniture, fixtures, and fittings are from LifeSpaceJourney.
Above: A yellow Vola faucet adds a dash of color to the black kitchen.
Above: A small bedroom is tucked behind the living area.
Above: In the bedroom, things are simple, with a suspended reading light and not much more.
Above: LifeSpaceJourney's Copper Lights provide bedside illumination.
Above: A row of vintage lockboxes serves as a wall mural.
Above: A minimalist bath.
Above: A view to the small fenced-in deck area off the rear of the house.
Above: The steel firepit is made by LifeSpaceJourney.
Above: A tool shed is cleverly concealed behind the deck walls.
Above: A side view of the house.
Above: Entry to the rear deck area is via sliding steel doors.