The renovation of an existing pub located in Prahran, Melbourne called the Max Hotel. The building dates from 1939-1940 and there has been a pub on this site since the 1850s, which has gone through a number of incarnations over the years and is one of the best examples of Art Deco exterior styling left in Melbourne.
Designed by SJB interiors the project aim was to create a warm and welcoming environment, which involved using lots of warm timber, brass and copper as well as a mix of pendants and wall lighting. With the desire of keeping a European theme, SJB added lots of banquette, booth seating, butcher’s paper table cloths teamed with mixed metals, distressed concrete and geometric patterns. The building exterior is heritage listed and had limited changes holding onto its noteworthy beauty which the owners “the Raymond family” didn’t want to detract from it at all.
Open kitchen, fireplace, formal/informal dining options, private dining room with hand picked redwood table as well as the striking red rotisserie in the central open kitchen makes for the perfect winter Melbourne experience.
Photos – Sharyn Cairns