Harley
House

Sector
Hospitality
Location
71 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC
Client
Larkfield Estate

Hidden within the basement space of a former bank in the Melbourne CBD, Harley House is a bar and restaurant which draws design inspiration from its urban context.

The subterranean locale was stripped back to its original structure, revealing textured brick walls and glass tiled alcoves which had been hidden for over 70 years. A palette of dark timber, distressed leather furniture, and warm ambient lighting was selected to contrast with the rawness of the exposed concrete pillars and services.

A private space at the rear is defined by a timber threshold. Art installations and paintings by Archibald Prize winning artist Vincent Fantauzzo add depth and colour to the space, and the traffic on the footpath above causes light and shade to move across the exposed alcoves. This project was a collaboration with Samantha Eades.

Project Timeline


Services

Feasibility
Architectural Services
Interior Design

Area and Staff

Venue Size M²

270

No. Staff

10

Seating Breakdown

Indoor Seats: 94

Construction Cost

$500k