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Envelop House resonates with calm and meditative white spatial materiality cocooned between Blackbutt timber floor and ceiling and feature curved corners, enveloping the senses. The new interior layout mimics the glass courtyard curved wall with an opposing curved white wall, allowing nuance to the unusually diagonally dispersed spatial relationship of living and kitchen/dining areas. Excellence is achieved through this spatial clarity and rigorous reductive detailing. White walls, joinery and doors provide clarity and spatial expansion; light grey stone to the kitchen adds richness and reinforces the spatially meditative atmosphere. Furniture with curved or radius elements is selected in timber or colours to complement the blue-green courtyard landscape hues, with locally designed sofa and occasional tables, rugs and other soft furnishings that create a light warm feel and encourage the flow of space. Lamps and pendant lights are circular, and dimmable recessed light fittings are visually subtle and provide controlled lighting. The generous ceiling height is maintained in the new areas and interior and exterior are integrated by high levels of natural light, large slide-away glazed doors and continuity of the materials. Finally, finger tiled curved corners provide intimacy to bathrooms and laundry, and curved-corner skylight-reveals envelop bathers in natural light.

  • YEAR: 2021
  • AREA: 233m2
  • LOCATION: Middle Park

Awards and
recognition

2021
IDEA: Interior Design Excellence Award
Resiential Interior - Shortlisted
2023
Trends Ideas TIDA Awards Australia
Architect Main Bedroom Suite Award Runner-Up
2022
City of Port Phillip
Residenital Renovations: Finalist
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Envelop House
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath
Photography: Shannon McGrath

About the
Professional

A design-led architecture, interiors and urbanism studio in South Melbourne

McMahon and Nerlich established in 2013 with a focus on finely crafted residential and commercial projects. Directors Rob Nerlich and Kate McMahon weave together influences from the built environment, architectural urbanism and design theory to create beautiful buildings and spaces

McMahon and Nerlich is an experienced design studio based in South Melbourne, founded in 2013 by directors Rob Nerlich and Kate McMahon. Our multi-disciplinary studio brings a unique vision and dedication to each project. We work across all scales with expertise in residential, education, commercial and urban design across metropolitan and regional areas. We remain passionate about designing houses for people. Each project we undertake contributes to our practice research and our focus on design-led architecture that is sustainable and a portrait of our clients. We hold studio leader positions at the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne. We have a growing published and award-winning portfolio of built work across the residential and commercial sectors and we have a strong and clear practice/process philosophy and social sustainability ethic. We welcome you to contact us and become part of our practice journey.

  • Year founded
    2013
  • ArchiPro Member since
    2022
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    South Melbourne, Victoria
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