In compliance with historical preservation protocol, no additions or removals to its marble exterior were made. Inside, however, modern style mixes with traditional, and rough textures contrast with smooth surfaces, resulting in a harmonious bridge between the 62-seat venue and its listed envelope. Materials convey a sense of permanency, with natural stone floors, exposed brick walls and marble and timber tabletops, complementing a procession of glazed archways and the ceiling’s metal framework.
The bayside neighborhood of Elwood in Melbourne, Australia, has experienced plenty of change in recent years. Due to its status as an affluent, young-family area that’s continually growing in population, a number of its art deco, Victorian and Edwardian buildings are undergoing renovations, as developers strive to maintain the suburb’s original architecture.