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In Focus | Fitzroy Residence by Kate Challis

In Focus | Fitzroy Residence by Kate Challis

The bold and creative home of interior designer Kate Challis and her family blurs the lines between art and design. From the exterior, the unassuming Victorian shopfront on Fitzroy’s Gertrude street tells nothing of the incredibly creative and unique home behind its doors. In collaboration with Ridolfi Architecture, Kate designed the interior with a completely reworked floorpan, spinning the living plan of the original interior on its back, moving the kitchen and dining to the street-facing end of the home, and the formal lounge to the rear - unexpected and an incredible success!

The Fitzroy home of interior designer  Kate Challis  and family. Photo mural by Melbourne artist  Valerie Sparks.  Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

The Fitzroy home of interior designer Kate Challis and family. Photo mural by Melbourne artist Valerie Sparks. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

The beautiful and dramatic bathroom, with hand-made Moroccan tiles by  Popham . Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

The beautiful and dramatic bathroom, with hand-made Moroccan tiles by Popham. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

The Fitzroy home of interior designer  Kate Challis  and family. Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

The Fitzroy home of interior designer Kate Challis and family. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

Incredible attention to detail in the richly layered home of interior designer  Kate Challis . Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

Incredible attention to detail in the richly layered home of interior designer Kate Challis. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

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The exterior of the Fitzroy home of interior designer  Kate Challis  and family. Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

The exterior of the Fitzroy home of interior designer Kate Challis and family. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.


Architecture Ridolfi Architecture | Interior Design Kate Challis | Photography Sharyn Cairns


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