Architect Lisa Breeze expands the kitchen of a 1940s residence and includes cool-green cabinets, terrazzo floors, and a pass-through for a feline friend.
Family heirlooms come in all shapes and sizes. Architect Lisa Breeze learned this firsthand when she was asked to update a beloved family property in Melbourne, a roughly 1,000-square-foot semi-detached brick house built by her client’s great granduncle in the 1940s.
“He has strong sentimental ties to the home—many fond memories of spending time there as a child,” says Breeze of the owner, who wanted to honor his family’s history while updating spaces for the present. “This became a design challenge in itself, working out what to keep and what to let go of.”
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