A Victorian’s Workers Cottage in the suburb of North Fitzroy, Melbourne, the Casa de Gatos designed by WOWOWA Architects is a gorgeously altered residence that has a style and aura of its own. Despite its limited size and special style requirements, the interior of this altered Aussie house feels modern and vibrant at every turn. The homeowners wanted a space that suited the special needs of their two dogs and cats along with a style that reflected their love for all things ‘Spanish’. In came a fiery accent wall in bold orange along with bright pops of color elsewhere to bring a style change that is organic and engaging.

Bright orange curved accent wall for the modern living room in neutral hues

There was very little space to work with here and the use of white and wood color scheme throughout the house gives it a cheerful and spacious appeal. Also you have a series of smart windows and clerestory windows in the kitchen fill the interior with ample natural light at every turn. It is easy to fall in love with the bold character of the house and even the bathroom with its smart blue tiles and bright appeal makes a big impact almost instantly. [Photography: Martina Gemmola]

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Kitchen and home work space rolled in one
Small wood and white bedroom idea
Smart use of clerestory windows to bring light into the kitchen
Vibrant and energizing interior of Casa de Gatos in Melbourne
Wood and white makes a bold statement in the light-filled kitchen
Bright blue tiles in the bathroom create a stunning setting

This tight-&-right project lands in a radically conservative place – being both brutal & sympathetic to the existing, to carve out a contemporary work-horse of a home within the confines of a small footprint, while bringing joy and delight to a six-inhabitant party.

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Clever delineation of space in the Melbourne home
Creative use of orange as accent hue in the kitchen
Site plan of Casa de Gatos in Australia

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