2021 Australian Interior Design Awards: Home Decor – Joint Award


Jury comment

Middle Park is thoughtful in its conservation and ultimately very beautiful. The jury praised it for being a thorough, first-principles creative enterprise and was impressed with its highly evocative qualities. A member of the jury commented that he felt like he was born from a detailed knowledge of the history of interior design, both local and international, resulting in an interior that looks both fresh and somewhat familiar.

Design statement

Middle Park is a two-story Edwardian family home designed as a ‘forever home’ – a place for family, cooking and entertaining. Thanks to the recommendation and previous experience of clients with a Flack Studio house, a real collaborative relationship was formed.

Customers wanted a timeless space; they didn’t want the space to feel ‘new’. They wanted a space of warmth and family history that was also functional. The designers responded by creating an environment for collaboration with customers. The floor plan has been altered to allow for a powder room, while focusing on the layout of the space to make sure the house works for two adults and two teenagers. It even allows partners of teens to someday call Middle Park home. The design team created a spacious, open plan kitchen where the family can entertain their guests, and custom banquettes that connect the new floor plan and the original plan.

The project embodies the essence of Flack Studio; conversations between materials, furniture, objects and emotional connections make it a home forever.

Design practice – Studio Flack

Group project – David Flack

The Residential Decoration Prize supported by Wolf less than zero. The Australian Interior Design Awards are presented by the Australian Institute of Design and Artichaut magazine. For more images of this project, see the Australian Interior Design Awards Gallery.

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