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Threes

Threes

Albert Park

In late 2018, Vogue Living described the house as “rich but reductive, demonstrative but quiet, unified but effervescing with unique expressions.” For this home, an ornate, heritage Victorian terrace, the vision was to balance old and new, for a smart, contemporary makeover.

We worked with interior designers Golden to bring the residence to life.
For us it was the third, unrelated project on the same street, and proved that when it comes to design, and life, good things really do come in threes.

Interior Design
Golden

Photography
Sharyn Cairns

Art Direction
Marsha Golemac

“Fido Projects have a passion for good design and it is reflected in the quality and detail of their work. Collaborating with this talented team makes for a smooth experience for the client, designer and trades, no task is too hard. It is Fido’s great communication, organisation and attention to detail that makes for such an enjoyable process for all.”

Kylie Dorotic Director
Design by Golden

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Point Lonsdale House

Point Lonsdale House

Point Lonsdale

Simplicity at its finest achieved by a paring back of traditional building elements creating a modern take on the humble beach shack. Extensive use of Blackbutt timber for external cladding, internal wall and ceiling lining and floors, custom off-form concrete bath and shower provide contrasting textures. Extensive glazing and custom steel windows & doors open to native coastal gardens and tranquil spaces.

Architect
Edition Office

Photography
Ben Hosking

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Barnet Street

Barnet Street

Yarraville

For this renovated Edwardian home in Melbourne’s inner-west, we worked with Studio MKN (their first project) to create seamless connectivity between the home’s expansive garden and its generous internal living space. The solution: a full-width steel window, welcoming natural light onto a contemporary dining and kitchen space. Functional and minimal, the kitchen features subtle 2-pac, veneer and Carrara marble cabinetry, which complements new, solid American Oak floors.

Design
Studio MKN

Photography
Nicole England

“From the moment we started working with the team at Fido it was clear we had chosen our builder well.”

Scott Tindall & Karla Fitzpatrick
Barnett Street

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Ruby Street

Ruby Street

Ormond

In another close collaboration with our friends at Foomann Architects, we worked together to sensitively extend and update a classic mid-century home while retaining its original design features. For the first-floor extension we mirrored an existing skillion roof, while robust Corten cladding was chosen to echo the façade’s warm timber details.
Detailed joinery and expansive wall space was also carefully considered inside the home to accommodate the clients’ extensive art collection.

Architecture
Foomann Architects

Photography
Willem-Dirk du Toit

Art Curation
Clark Art Projects

Styling
Esme Parker

Featured
Design Files in September 2018
Habitus Living in December 2018
Domain in Janruary 2019

“The Fido team take the stress out of a renovation. Their meticulous attention to detail, communication and investment in achieving the best possible outcome made our build seem like a breeze. A great, professional crew who delivered an amazing result for our family and home.”

Ben & Amanda Clark
Ruby Street

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Tower House

Tower House

Inner Melbourne

The vision for this home was that of a classic, yet contemporary residence that could endure through time, and retain a sense of elegance—always. More importantly however, it had to be practical. The request from the owner: “We didn’t want a home that looked too pristine to live in.” To meet the brief, we worked with architect Dylan Farrell to strip the existing modern Italianate-style house of its finishes, rejig the floor plan, and enlarge entrance-ways to create a new rhythm where space is opened up and infinitely more liveable. We also completed minor external works in and around the garden, designed thoughtfully by Paul Bangay.

Described by Farrell as showcasing a “high level of craftsmanship, and a low level of showmanship,” the finished design is inspired by the work of Christian Liaigre and Joseph Dirand. It’s stylish without shouting it. The home featured on the cover of Belle Magazine in April, 2018.

Design
Dylan Farrell

Landscape Design
Paul Bangay

Photography
Prue Ruscoe

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Normandy Road

Normandy Road

Elwood

Pipkorn & Kilpatrick cleverly rearranged the original garage into a combined pool house & double garage with mezzanine storage. A dining room was also added to the house, opening the back of the original California bungalow onto the new garden & pool area designed by landscape architect Kate Patterson Landscapes.

Architecture
Pipkorn & Kilpatrick.

Landscape Architecture
Kate Patterson Landscapes.

Photography
Martina Gemmola.

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House A

House A

Alphington

House A (for Alphington), located in Melbourne’s inner north, was the proud Winner of the 2017 Victorian Architecture Award, Residential Architecture – Houses (New) category.
Responding to the inclined nature of its block, the house creates a feeling of a country escape — it’s design leading outward to a timber deck, where landscaping by Lygon St Nursery echoes the natural environment.

Timber plays a significant role here, both internally and externally, with rough-sawn Stringy Bark cladding the outside of the house and featuring inside too—this time, in dressed form, to clad walls and screening the staircase.

American Oak floors further complement the Australian hardwoods.
The windows, most of which are floor to above-ceiling height were custom built on-site by us.

Architecture
Walter & Walter.

Photography
Platform Eight.

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Halo House

Halo House

Glen Iris

Taking inspiration from the ‘halo effect,’ a biological term used to describe the thriving ecosystems surrounding icebergs in the Southern Antarctic Ocean; Halo House provides a sanctuary for its inhabitants, while allowing for increased activity in and around its perimeter. Designed by Breathe Architecture with landscape design by Eckersley Garden Architecture, the home was scaled to house a large family and a home business, with a focus on collective wellbeing.

Halo House also incorporates Breathe’s customary sustainable design, including a large solar PV array, electric heat pumps for hydronic heating and hot water, rain water tanks, as well as passive solar design features, operable shading and low impact material selections such as natural concrete, painted recycled brick and raw brass. All materials were locally sourced and environmentally sustainable where possible.

Halo House featured in Habitus Magazine in October 2018, and ArchitectureAU in October 2017.

Architecture
Breathe Architecture

Landscape Design
Eckersley Garden Architecture

Photography
Dianna Snape

“Fido went above and beyond. They brought more to the project than we could ever have imagined. They took total responsibility for the successful delivery of the project and thought through every detail proactively identifying and solving issues before they ever turned into problems. Fido added value every step of the way”

Jeremy McLeod
Director Breathe Architecture

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Tullamarine Office

Tullamarine Office

Tullamarine

For this contemporary office refurbishment in the outer Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine, we stripped back the existing interiors and installed new, high performance windows to create a new front façade. The space features a simple, sleek, and modern composition by Layan Design Group, with the central point being an organic communal table, built in white concrete.

Design
Layan Design Group

Photography
Platform Eight

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Göteborg House

Göteborg House

Albert Park

The Göteborg House was a collaboration with Clare Cousins Architect. The existing single fronted Victorian terrace was completely stripped out & refitted with a Scandinavian interior. A coordinated blonde palette was complemented with black & bronzed fittings.

Architecture
Clare Cousins Architect.

Photography
Lisbeth Grosmann.

“The Fido team delivered our project with fantastic attention to detail and with a quality standard that exceeded our expectations. Their management of the project appeared effortless and made the journey for us so enjoyable that we miss the interaction and can’t wait for our next project with the Fido Team.”

Andy Butler & Rebecca Utbult
Göteborg House

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