A second chance for the renowned “ice house” This house designed by Mi Design Studio with interior designer curated by Jennifer Sinclair is a perfect example of how architecture not only creates a home, but also shape communities for the better. The project is a major renovation to an existing dilapidated single-storey brick house. For years, the original house that sat on this block was renowned in the suburb for the trouble it caused. The days when the previous occupier wasn’t spending their nights in jail, they would regularly play arsonist to either cars outside or neighbour’s backyards. To fund their recreational habits, the house was tenaciously stripped to its bare frames, not even a single underground pipework remained… Photography by Cam Murchison, May Photography, Villa Styling.