An architectural vision: functionality and sustainability combine in Pavilion House

Nestled in the charming Melbourne bayside suburb of Highett, Pavilion House stands as a testament to the visionary prowess of interior designer Julianne Bull, the creative force behind The Den Interiors.

This 1940s brick home, now masterfully extended and meticulously renovated, epitomises a harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetic finesse.

Julianne’s clever design gracefully expands the footprint of the residence with an additional ground floor living area and a strategically positioned bathroom, seamlessly bridging the old and the new.

What sets Pavilion House apart is its versatility, conceived with every stage of life in mind. Currently, it accommodates Julianne’s young family, yet it’s poised to gracefully transition through the years, welcoming teenagers, adult children, and ageing parents alike. A floorplan that fits so many different scenarios.

Aesthetically, the renovation pays homage to the home’s original brick and weatherboard materials, drawing inspiration from the timeless allure of mid-century houses in nearby Beaumaris. The recycled red bricks, hailing from on-site demolitions, find new life in the structure, while the white brick rear exterior gleams in the embrace of the northern sun.

Pavilion House by The Den Interiors

The inclusion of the Shaker fireplace is a particular masterstroke. Its elegant lines and understated luxury perfectly complement the home’s ethos of functionality-first aesthetics. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Shaker fireplace not only serves as a focal point but also as a functional element, providing warmth and ambiance to the heart of Pavilion House.

Beyond aesthetics, Pavilion House embraces sustainability with added insulation and improved orientation, rendering it a more comfortable haven.

Pavilion House stands as a testament to Julianne’s expertise, a home where form seamlessly marries function. With an eye towards multigenerational living, this residence embraces the future with open arms while preserving the cherished heritage of the past. The result? A timeless masterpiece that embodies the epitome of elegance, functionality, and sustainability. 

Photography Suzi Appel

Interior Designer The Den Interiors

Styling Bea Lambos


Shaker’s unique look sits perfectly between rustic and contemporary, harking back to the heart-of-the-home stoves of old while incorporating strong lines and making a bold design statement. Compact in size but big on impact, Shaker also includes an optional bench in two different lengths to maximise enjoyment of your fire.

From $7,500.00

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