Italianate House is a modern home located in Surry Hills, Australia, designed by Renato D’Ettorre Architects.
The concept for this modern home was to translate an existing 1990s office fit-out into a contemporary residence while honoring the historic charm of the building and giving the owners a comfortable home with bold design modifications.
Introducing the impressive engineered double height brick vault ceiling to the restructured rear wing seemed an appropriate element for the Italianate style of the house.
This brings to modern design such elements of historical grandeur that gave rise to the great architecture of early civilizations bestowing the notion ‘the arch never sleeps’.
Photography by Simone Bossi