Big greetings to the street | photo: Nic Granleese


The Hello House is a renovation and extension of a Victorian shophouse to accomodate a family home and artist's studio. The modest but beautiful front rooms were refreshed and its dysfunctional old back rooms demolished and replaced with new spaces more suitable for 21st century life. 

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. 

Rather than blending in or blanding out of its heritage-ous neighbourhood, Hello House is a slightly loud but friendly new face in the street.

Photographs: Nic Granleese


Hello House is proud to be a part of Open House Melbourne 2015


Architect:  Fooi-Ling Khoo
Planning + Heritage:  David Brand
Collaborating Artist:  Rose Nolan
Engineer:  A M Daly Structural & Civil Engineers
Building Surveyor:  Anthony Middling & Associates


Builder:  Anthony Adams | CBI Complete Builder's Insight
Bricklayer:  Rob Fuchshofer | R&K Fuchshofer
Joiner:  John Matkowsky | M & J Cabinets and Joinery
Electrician | Linked Electrical Services
Painter | All Shades Painting
Concrete Floor Polishing | JV concrete


or get in touch with Ben - he'd love to help with further information about this project. Give him a call: +61 435 196 520 or email:


selection of articles about the Hello House