Real Homes: Ben Edwards

8th February 2011
Photo Credit: Sharyn Cairns

When I posted about this series ‘real homes’, Ben Edwards was the first one to contact me via twitter and I am so glad that he did as I found his home to be really interesting and captivating. Ben who designed this house is an architect, one half of Edwards Moore and lives with his partner Katherine and their French bulldog Jimmi, they have been living here for the past two years. This renovation of an existing apartment in Fitzroy, Melbourne was finished just under a year ago. You have to give credit to how bold and brave he was to transform this place.

With these interiors, Edward has created a great contrast between sharp lines and rough surfaces and by using a neutral palette as a base. It is a great open space apartment and the diversity of materials used such as  reclaimed limed timber, OSB, sisal, vic ash and white concrete floor give it that edgy look which makes it pretty unique. This place definitely gets my vote what about yours?

Photo credit: Peter Bennetts.


  1. staceysheppard

    9th February 2011 at 12:53 am

    Hi Arianna,
    This is a great post and I love the idea of this series. Can't wait to read more of these posts. I love this home as well, it's quite minimal but at the same time has lots of character thanks to the diversity of materials. I could certainly live somewhere like this!

  2. pumpkinnjuice

    9th February 2011 at 6:55 am

    I don't think I could live in this home but I do like the architecture! Lovely.

  3. christina

    10th February 2011 at 12:00 am

    understated and elegant… love it

  4. Daniel Nelson

    10th February 2011 at 9:52 am

    Wow, that is nice. Great photos. How am I going to live up to that?

  5. Arianna

    12th February 2011 at 9:40 pm

    thanks guys, yes it is a great home, not entirely my style but I love it! Daniel don't be shy, every home is unique in their own way…..so send! 😉

  6. Carole

    16th February 2011 at 9:35 am

    I like anywhere with an abundance of light and this house sure has that.
    Looking forward to seeing Daniels though. xx

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