• Sat. Dec 4th, 2021

A 1920s house in Melbourne that unites traditional architecture with modern interiors

The feel-good vibe of Glenn and Susanna’s modern home, located in an elegant coastal suburb of Melbourne, is evident the minute you walk through their front door. 

‘They really wanted a home that was not only functional for a family of six but one where they could entertain and really let their hair down too,’ says Kathryn Robson, founder of Robson Rak, the architectural and interior design practice she runs with her husband Chris Rak with whom Glenn and Susanna collaborated on the transformation of their 1920’s Spanish Mission style house. Let’s step inside…


Spanish Mission-style property in Melbourne with a modern glass box extension

(Image credit: Felix Forest/LivingInside)

When Glenn and Susannah first bought the property – drawn to its ‘slightly quirky style, different to what you would see on the street otherwise,’ says Kathryn – they had ended up living largely in the front two or three rooms of the house because ‘the back of the house was a dysfunctional array of small rooms full of boxes,’ she adds.