A Glamorous Bachelor Pad in Australia, Small-Space Edition by

Issue 36 · Minimalist Glamour · September 12, 2014

A Glamorous Bachelor Pad in Australia, Small-Space Edition

Issue 36 · Minimalist Glamour · September 12, 2014

An uninhabitable, century-old worker's cottage has been reimagined as a drama-filled bachelor's abode, full of edgy details and custom furniture and lighting. The street-front exterior was reinstated to its pristine original state; the only hint that all is not what it seems is the gleaming gold-painted front door. The overhaul is the work of Glenn Lamont of Melbourne design and manufacturing practice LifeSpaceJourney (they're the team behind coffee bar Common Galaxia). Is this the ultimate bachelor pad?

Photography by Armelle Habib via LifeSpaceJourney.

Life Space Journey House Facade

Above: The restored facade looks respectable enough.

Life Space Journey House Door Remodelista

Above: Lamont designed the house for himself. "Now that we painted the original front door gold, I can always find my place after a big night out," he says.

Life Space Journey House Fireplace Remodelista

Above: An original fireplace lends a traditional note to the otherwise pared-down space.

Life Space Journey Amber Apothecary Bottles Remodelista

Above L and R: A meticulously arranged group of amber apothecary bottles form a decorative tableau.

Life Space Journey Living Room Kitchen

Above: Vintage plow points mounted on the wall create a modernist collage.

Life Space Journey House Living Room Remodelista

Above: A view to the kitchen; all furniture, fixtures, and fittings are from LifeSpaceJourney.

Life Space Journey House Kitchen Remodelsita

Above: A yellow Vola faucet adds a dash of color to the black kitchen. For the Vola in a rainbow of options, see 11 Favorites: Vola Faucet Color Splash, Kitchen and Bath Edition.

Life Space Journey Bedroom View Remodelista

Above: Tucked behind the living area, the small bedroom is enlarged by mirrors.

Life Space Journey House Bedroom Remodelista

Above: The arrangement is kept simple, with a suspended reading light and not much more. 

Life Space Journey Bedroom Full View Remodelista

Above: Life Space Journey's Copper Lights provide bedside illumination.

Life Space Journey Lock Detail

Above: A row of vintage lockboxes serve as a wall mural.

Life Space Journey Bathroom

Above: A minimalist bachelor bath with more amber bottles.

Life Space Journey Deck View Remodelista

Above: A view to the small, fenced-in deck area off the rear.

Life Space Journey deck fire pit

Above: The steel fire pit is made by LifeSpaceJourney. (On Gardenista, have a look at an architect-designed Geometric Fire Pit—it's portable. Also see 10 Easy Pieces: Fire Pits and Bowls.)

Life Space Journey House Shed Remodelista

Above: A toolshed is cleverly concealed behind the deck walls.

Life Space Journey House Side View Remodelsita

Above: A side view of the house.

Life Space Journey Rear Deck

Above: Entry to the deck area is via sliding steel doors. To see more, go to LifeSpaceJourney

For more architecture and interior design in the region, have a look at: Rugged Sophistication in Australia, The Indoor/Outdoor Life in Sydney, and Slow House: A Serene Cabin in the Woods.

This post is an update; the original ran on July 23, 2013, as part of our Australia by Design issue.

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