A Tri-level Melbourne home, originally a 19th century hardball court set in a mews square that reminds of residential London, transformed by architect John Mockridge in 1970 into Australia’s first warehouse conversion. Transformed back to its bohemian spirit by honouring the original architecture, fit for a prince.
The jury unanimously agreed Troye Sivan House was the standout in the category. It displays a strong sense of the client’s character through a beautiful curation of art, furniture, lighting and objects in a way that doesn’t feel forced or contrived. In terms of scale, it’s very appealing because it achieves so much in such a small space. The designer has respected the building and celebrated the original architecture by John Mockridge, elevating it to a whole other level. One jury member commented on the seamless execution and how it feels like you can actually live in it, while another noted the project has a wonderful spirit that is overwhelmingly endearing and uplifting.