In the quaint suburb of Northcote, nestled within Melbourne's northern village ambience, stands the 1930s Californian bungalow transformed by Alison Lewis Interiors known as Hartley House.

Bathed in natural light and exuding vibrant style, this residence serves as a serene yet lively sanctuary for its youthful occupants.

Originally cloaked in darkness both inside and out, with black floors, a matching kitchen, and obsidian accents throughout, the home had undergone a previous renovation aimed at modernization, sacrificing much of its original charm such as the front veranda piers and traditional double-hung windows swapped for aluminium alternatives.

Undeterred by these alterations, Alison embarked on a mission to restore the dwelling's heritage allure, envisioning a sunlit open-plan kitchen at its heart.

In her kitchen design, Alison incorporated recycled bricks for a feature wall and designed a leg for the island bench from Haymes stoneware to complement the cabinets.

The Schweigen KLS-9GLASSBLK Silent Rangehood seamlessly integrates into the overhead cabinetry. This elegant Glass undermount features an easy-to-clean surface and enhanced air extraction, with the power of Perimeter Aspiration helping capture smoke, steam, odours and airborne grease more effectively.

Architect: Mason Bright Architects Interior

Design: Alison Lewis Interiors

Build: CJ and C Construction

Furniture, art & object curation: Lauren Egan Design

Photo: Dylan James Photography

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