Development

Meet Isidoro, Plaster Maestro

By King & Godfree Thursday April 6, 2017 See More —
It’s a fact: Italians do it best. Which is why we’ve got the master Isidoro from Rome applying a traditional Italian “intonaco” finish to the walls upstairs. You can see him prepping the office walls (above photo) with a solid cement render. When that dries, he’ll apply a smooth plaster finish by hand. The result… Read more See More —
Development

Arrivederci, Sirena (for now)

By King & Godfree Monday March 27, 2017 See More —
Ever looked up and noticed that old sign for Sirena Tonno (tuna) above King & Godfree? It’s been up for many decades, but from this Wednesday morning it will take visit a little vacation. It’s looking worse for wear, so we’re taking it down temporarily for restoration. It’ll be back on its perch overlooking Lygon… Read more See More —
Development

Demolition Time

By King & Godfree Friday March 24, 2017 See More —
The King & Godfree site is busy this month. We’re making room. Over the next few weeks, we’re knocking down some of the dividing walls on the ground floor, so we can really open up the space. Temporary bracing is supporting the heritage façade of the building, allowing for demolition of the roof, slabs and… Read more See More —
Food

A Sweet Collaboration

By King & Godfree Monday March 20, 2017 See More —
Do you know what we get up to on Pidapipo’s roof? Here’s a clue: it involves a few thousand of our friends. That’s where local beekeeper Nic Dowse keeps some of his hives. (He and Pidapipo’s owner, Lisa Valmorbida, have a special agreement – he gets some of her homemade ricotta, she takes some honey.)… Read more See More —
Food

A site stripped back

/ / By King & Godfree Wednesday May 4, 2016 See More — / /
Renovating an entire building is not a small job. A great deal of deconstruction work has to get done before any new structural activity can start. Deconstruction is essentially “construction in reverse”. We approached this stage carefully, separating materials like the glass that we intend to re-use later. Some things have reached the end of their… Read more See More — / /
History

Backyards & Bolognese

/ / / By King & Godfree Wednesday April 20, 2016 See More — / / /
Melbourne has a very strong Italian heritage, which dates back to the first settlement. However, it was the post war era of the 1950s that saw 170,000 Italians come here and change the face of Melbourne, forever. Carlton is the home of Melbourne’s Little Italy and Lygon Street is its epicentre. In the late 1950s,… Read more See More — / / /
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Established in 1884 by George Godfree and Edwin King
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Way back when the King & Godfree office building was first constructed
New office stairs coming along. And we're leaving the exposed concrete aggregate walls of course
Original terazzo office steps being repurposed as stools for the rooftop bar
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The view from above
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Construction team out for their lunch break post prep for hard plaster walls
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Soon to be offices under the newly constructed rooftop bar
Time for a knock off after a busy week on site