Hawthorn East House by Star Architecture gives new meaning to the phrase, “take something old and make it new.” The two-story Italianate-style villa was renovated to honor its historical heritage, while simultaneously adding a modern three-story addition. Hawthorn East House seamlessly flows from the restored house to the contemporary addition with open landscaped areas. Together, the old and new sections create a series of beautifully furnished and architecturally stunning social spaces that embrace the surrounding landscape.
The varying ambiances create private sanctuaries that can easily transform into bright entertainment spaces thanks to the use of mixed materials, linked cables, and wide panels of strategically placed glass panels. The newly enhanced Hawthorn East House By Star Architecture features a car wash, home theater, underground cellar, elevator, and a private sky lounge that boasts unobstructed views of Melbourne. The pool, pavilion, and gym provide modern amenities that contrast with the natural stone surfaces of the old structure. The use of transparency, coupled with natural light and the imposing personality of the modern addition, create a direct contrast between old and new that is artfully refined.