See inside the incredible Normandy House in Brighton Melbourne that is up for a major design award

Behind a quaint façade of this green Victorian cottage hides a VERY modern home with a luxurious design and an epic garden hideaway like you’ve never seen

  • A magnificently modern home has been shortlisted for a major design awards and it’s not hard to see why 
  • Normandy House sits in the Melbourne beachside suburb of Brighton, half an hour south of the city centre 
  • Its quaint heritage façade hides a contemporary chic extension and renovation of epic proportions 
  • The original Victorian home was faithfully restored to keep details like ceiling rosettes, cornices and arches 
  • While the stunning extension houses a grand family room with double storey windows and lavish kitchen
  • Outside there are lush Asian-inspired Zen gardens, a raised pool and a sunken lounge below a roof garden 

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The exterior of this double-fronted Victorian cottage in a quiet suburb acts as a mask hiding the home’s spectacularly contemporary and ultra-chic interior and lush back gardens. 

An extension and renovation elevated the original period villa but much of its quaint character remains and is evident in the pale green exterior and heritage features throughout the interior. 

Normanby House is in the beachside Melbourne suburb of Brighton, half an hour south of the CBD and is up for a major design award set to be announced this weekend. 

An extension and renovation elevated the original period villa to look like a modern masterpiece but much of its quaint character remains

It is evident in the pale green façade with ornate fretwork and heritage features throughout the interior

An extension and renovation elevated the original period villa to look like a modern masterpiece but much of its quaint character remains and is evident in the pale green façade with ornate fretwork and heritage features throughout the interior 

Normanby House is in the beachside Melbourne suburb of Brighton, half an hour south of the CBD and is up for a major design award set to be announced this weekend

Normanby House is in the beachside Melbourne suburb of Brighton, half an hour south of the CBD and is up for a major design award set to be announced this weekend

The extended portion at the back of the home contrasts the original home with its modern features, uber-sleek design and indoor-outdoor concept

The extended portion at the back of the home contrasts the original home with its modern features, uber-sleek design and indoor-outdoor concept

The extended portion at the back of the home contrasts the original home with its modern features, uber-sleek design and indoor-outdoor concept. 

An open-plan family room houses a lounge, meals area and kitchen of generous proportions and features a statement marble island bench, two stylish fireplaces and double storey windows adding a sense of grandeur. 

Huge glass sliding doors wrap around the room and connect the family room with the stunning backyard raised pool, Asian-inspired Zen gardens and a round sunken lounge below a mirroring roof garden that lets sunlight pour through and hanging plant drape down. 

An open-plan family room houses a lounge, meals area and kitchen of generous proportions and features a statement marble island bench, two stylish fireplaces and double storey windows adding a sense of grandeur

An open-plan family room houses a lounge, meals area and kitchen of generous proportions and features a statement marble island bench, two stylish fireplaces and double storey windows adding a sense of grandeur

Normanby House has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Houses Awards for its chic design that was carefully considered to accommodate for the family of two adults and two teenagers who live there

Normanby House has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Houses Awards for its chic design that was carefully considered to accommodate for the family of two adults and two teenagers who live there

Huge glass sliding doors wrap around the room and connect the family room with the stunning backyard raised pool and lush Asian-inspired Zen gardens

Connecting the new extension to the historical villa is a glazed stair well and hallway that looks out onto a lush courtyard

Huge glass sliding doors wrap around the room and connect the family room with the stunning backyard raised pool and lush Asian-inspired Zen gardens

The backyard features a round sunken lounge below a mirroring roof garden that lets sunlight pour through and hanging plant drape down

The backyard features a round sunken lounge below a mirroring roof garden that lets sunlight pour through and hanging plant drape down

Connecting the new extension to the historical villa is a glazed stair well and hallway that looks out onto a lush courtyard. 

The home has been faithfully restored by Melbourne architects Pleysier Perkins who kept heritage details like the decorative cornices, ceiling roses and sculptural arch as homage to its roots. 

There is a pink formal sitting room at the front of the luxury pad with a huge bay window seat and built-in bar nook as well as a moodier lounge with a cosy fireplace. 

The bathrooms are are sleek and minimalist in their design with a curved concrete wall, freestanding bathtub and a terrazzo shower under a towering ceiling and skylight. 

The bathrooms are are sleek and minimalist in their design with a curved concrete wall, freestanding bathtub and a terrazzo shower under a towering ceiling and skylight

There is also a luxurious parent's wing is on the upper floor and the basement offers a gym, cellar and steam room

The bathrooms are are sleek and minimalist in their design with a curved concrete wall, freestanding bathtub and a terrazzo shower under a towering ceiling and skylight

There is a pink formal sitting room at the front of the luxury pad with a huge bay window seat and built-in bar nook as well as a moodier lounge with a cosy fireplace

The home has been faithfully restored by Melbourne architects Pleysier Perkins who kept heritage details like the decorative cornices, ceiling roses and sculptural arch as homage to its roots

There is a pink formal sitting room at the front of the luxury pad with a huge bay window seat and built-in bar nook as well as a moodier lounge with a cosy fireplace

Normanby House has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Houses Awards for its chic design that was carefully considered to accommodate for the family of two adults and two teenagers who live there. 

‘The ground floor of the new addition provides generous communal living and entertaining spaces while more intimate spaces, including a family den and formal lounge offer alternative experiences and are contained in the original house, which also includes the teenager’s bedrooms,’ the Pleysier Perkins designer’s comments read. 

‘A luxurious parent’s wing is on the upper floor and the basement offers a gym, cellar and steam room.’  

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