mid-century modern home in melbourne. / sfgirlbybay

Australian natives Kate Stokes and husband Haslett Grounds are the couple version of the phrase “jack of all trades”. One part designer of Coco Flip and another part founder of Grounds Architecture, the pair recently relocated (with their two small children) to a 1966 mid-century dream home set amongst the trees. The open and airy space (thanks to high ceilings, exposed beams, and expansive windows) was designed by famous Melbourne architect, Alistair Knox and nods to the modernist feel of 1960s Melbourne.

When I came across the space via The Design Files (a recent favorite for browsing cool homes that I wish were mine), I knew that I needed to share the slightly moody, filled-with-greenery digs. I’m seriously obsessing over all of the eclectic design touches (like Kate’s sculptural pendant lamps, the clean lines of furniture by Grandfather’s Axe, and a colorful Loom Rugs kilim that grounds the living room). With the help of light wood, graphic yet modern art, and some seriously envy-inducing book shelves, the family’s design style works so well with the flow of the home!

Keep scrolling for more drool-worthy shots of the space.

xx, chelsea

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• photography by eve wilson as discovered via The Design Files.

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