Melbourne Loft


Situated in a Melbourne lane way, this loft style apartment is found within a heritage building. Originally functioning as a dressmakers, the space has a charming blend of architectural qualities with high ceilings, solid timber storehouse doors, arched and industrial wired windows.

The design intent of this generous one-bedroom apartment was to maximise living spaces, while distilling the original character of the room.  The master bedroom /robe and bathroom are set back and obscured behind a full height ribbed glass screen with adjoining sliders. The ribbed glass itself produces dynamic levels of lighting and movement between the 2 rooms. The custom kitchen joinery is plywood finished in a metallic automotive coating, providing lustre which compliments the dark matt walnut floors.

The walls are a combination of white washed brick or lined with more expansive custom joinery in a soft matte finish.

Windows and doors are now activated to open up the apartment onto the adjacent lane way, allowing our clients to welcome the inner-city atmosphere whenever they choose.

Photography by Tom Blachford.

After 10 years of design, MEME is closing. We are proud to have created amazing work and collaborations throughout the years.

We would like to thank all of our clients and peers who have supported our studio, and look forward to working with you in the future as we continue creating spaces for people to live, work and enjoy.

Megan Hounslow & Melanie Beynon