A modern building featuring a white brick facade with
A modern building with a unique, patterned white brick facade alongside traditional houses with red brick chimneys under a clear blue sky.
A modern interior with a plywood cabinets and a curtain pulled back in the centre, revealing a shelving unit filled with books and decorative items, against a timber ceiling with exposed metal trusses and concrete floor.
A modern kitchen with wooden cabinets, an island, and hanging orange pendant lights. the ceiling features an exposed black metal truss system, matching the overall contemporary decor.
Modern bathroom featuring a bathtub with white and black tiled walls and black fixtures. black hexagonal tile in the shower area contrasts sharply with the surroundings.

Hello House

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The Hello House is a renovation and extension of a Victorian shophouse to accommodate a family home and artist's studio.

The modest but beautiful front rooms were refreshed, and its dysfunctional old backrooms demolished and replaced with new spaces more suitable for 21st century life. Sitting on a corner opposite the neighbourhood hub of activity—the local cafe—the house embraces its mini-civic role by offering passers-by a greeting in the form of a big bright Hello in white brickwork.

The Hello wall, designed in collaboration with artist Rose Nolan, offers to start a conversation with locals while continuing the architectural story of the area's 19th-century heritage buildings, '60s and '70s brick flats and small warehouses. The wall allows separate worlds to exist happily side by side with a cheerful public face that gives nothing away about the life behind.

What's On

Join the architect, homeowner and builder for a tour, and talk about the design ideas behind the house.

This is a compact sized house so access is by timed tours only.

In Collaboration With:

  • Fooi-Ling Khoo, OOF! architecture

    OOF! architecture is a St Kilda based design office devoted to fine grain projects ranging from single room renos to complete house make-overs, new houses and townhouses. They believe quality is always better than quantity, and that great ideas trump bling every day of the week.

  • Rose Nolan

    Rose Nolan is an Australian visual artist based in Naarm / Melbourne. She works across paint­ing, instal­la­tion, sculp­ture, pho­tog­ra­phy, prints and book pro­duc­tion. Her prac­tice reg­u­lar­ly oscil­lates between the inti­mate and the mon­u­men­tal, often informed by a strong inter­est in archi­tec­ture, inte­ri­or and graph­ic design.

  • Anthony Adams

    Anthony Adams is a Master Builder with over 20 years experience in all areas of the construction industry, including domestic, commercial and industrial settings. He is renowned for his ability to problem-solve and is passionate about working with his clients to ensure that his company builds their vision.

Images: (1-5) Hello House. All photos: Nic Granleese

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tours run 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm + 4.15pm
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 12

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Full address will be provided to ticketholders in confirmation email upon booking.
Meet at the corner of Rowena Parade + Alfred Street.
Photography allowed. No food or drink allowed inside.
Parking is very limited in this area. We encourage visitors to use public transport.



None of the above - no access


Richmond VIC 3121

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