Ivanhoe Project: A Stunning Mid-Century Home for Multigenerational Living 

We’re thrilled to share that our Ivanhoe project, the former Beddison Swift House, has been featured in The Design Files! This remarkable home stands as a rare example of a 1960s house tailored for multigenerational living, commissioned by joint owners, the Beddisons and the Swifts, and designed by renowned modernist architects Guilford Bell and Neil Clerehan.

Located in Ivanhoe, Melbourne, the property originally comprised two separate dwellings, each with its own kitchen and living area. With these residences we sensitively combined them into a single, cohesive home while honouring its architectural heritage.

The renovation focused on preserving the original design, with minimal updates confined to the ground floor. Key modifications included connecting the two dwellings with steps and a sliding door, reconfiguring spaces for a larger living area and an indoor laundry and creating a new rear deck facing the rear garden.

Maintaining a neutral palette reminiscent of the original architecture, subtle olive-green accents pay homage to the surrounding bush landscape. These thoughtful changes, carefully concealed from the street, highlight the enduring quality and integrity of Bell and Clerehan’s design, ensuring its preservation for future generations.

The project was a collaboration with Architect Hewson.

Explore the full article on The Design Files here, and fore more details on the project, visit here.