A Renovated Swedish-Australian Family Home with Nordic Charm and Simplicity

, , , , , , By Catherine

Take a look at this beautifully renovated historic Victorian row house in Melbourne.

Owned by a Swedish-Australian family of four, the mandate was to create an open and practical layout with a clean, streamlined look. Clare Cousins Architects and Fido Projects collaborated on this renovation, and the result is very inspiring.

The ornate stained-glass window in the entrance as well as the original high baseboards and paneled doors were preserved, adding period details to the understated interior. The white walls and ceilings are a great backdrop used to make the place feel bright and airy. The white-washed floors and the pared-back, soft palette with a restrained use of bright accents definitely has Scandinavian appeal.

The kitchen is a stunner, with the island being quite a standout feature.

Enjoy the tour below!







Photos: Lisbeth Grosmann 







  1. kelly
    10 Aug 2017 / 21:45

    This is absolutely stunning. Everything is architecturally impeccable.

  2. 13 Aug 2017 / 08:30

    Absolutely in love with the concrete bathroom sink!

  3. 1 Jan 2021 / 09:14

    Is it possible to share the carpentry details ? ! Thank you so much Kate

    • Catherine
      18 Jan 2021 / 20:05

      Hi Kate, I don’t have this information, sorry..

  4. Sarah-Rae
    1 Jan 2021 / 19:23

    Hey, are those prestock drawers under the bed we are looking to do the exact thing in my daughters room

    • Catherine
      18 Jan 2021 / 20:05

      Hi Sarah-Rae, it looks like custom-built to me.

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