I’m a huge fan of townhomes. This one is located in Elwood, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia does not disappoint!
The townhouse is a collaboration between architects Pleysier Perkinsky and InForm Design. The Director of InForm Design, Chris McKimm was originally hired to design and build the homes but he decided to purchase and adapt this one to suit his own family’s needs. Not surprising given the great design.
McKimm and his wife Andrea have some serious taste. The well thought-out open floor plan, with an abundance of natural light and a variety of textures (concrete, oak and marble etc.) makes for modern and inviting space. The materials have been perfectly balanced to create a cohesive look where each room seems like natural extension of the other. No one material or room is overpowering. While each room is strikingly simple with its clean modern aesthetic, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the yoga, studio located above the garage. Pure perfection!
I can honestly say that with only a couple small tweaks (most notably converting the two bedroom to four/five bedroom which, according to McKimm, can easily be done) this townhome would make for a perfect family home for our party of five. Oh, and one other small change – it would need to be relocated in Newport Beach, CA!!