A new door and a new window at the home of one of the country’s leading architects, Graham Woods, is open to business after the doors were installed for the first time.
The new doors, which are built to withstand the weather, were installed by the designer of the iconic “Woodsy” building in the early 1980s.
It is an iconic structure that has seen the likes of Prince Harry and US President Donald Trump arrive on its grounds.
A couple of weeks ago, the doors opened to the public for the final time, with Mr Wood saying they had been “quite busy”.
“We did it for the right reasons.
I’m very proud of what we’ve done,” Mr Wood said.”
I think the reason I’m so proud of it is that it’s not a one-off.”
The new doors will be installed at the back of the house, which sits on the property, at the corner of North Melbourne Street and Richmond Street, near a former gas station.
The door is made from fiberglass and weighs 3.5 tonnes.
Mr Wood said the building had been neglected over the years and was in a “poor state”.
“It’s not the best building in Melbourne.
It’s got a lot of maintenance issues, but that’s the way it’s been,” he said.
“There’s some pretty basic maintenance on it.
But it’s a beautiful building.”
The windows, which were installed at a cost of $4,000 each, were made by the Dutch company Fries-Lambert.
The new door was built with a single-sided door frame with a raised glass panel.
It is the first one to be installed in the home since the building’s previous owners moved out, Mr Wood’s partner Paul Dallal said.
The windows will be open from early next year, but Mr Wood wants the doors to remain accessible for those visiting for the night.
He said it was “a good time to put the doors back in”.
“The window frames will be available for anyone to visit at any time and have the opportunity to come and see the house,” he told ABC News.
“The idea is to have the windows open during the night, but we’ll still have a window at that time and be able to open the windows and see what’s going on.
You’ll be able look at the landscape.”
“The best building is in a poor state.”
The two doors are made from 1.2 tonnes of carbon fibre and cost $4 million.
The couple has been using the building for three years, but it will remain open to the general public for a month, during which time the building is being used as a workshop and a temporary home for the artist and artist-in-residence, David Dallam.
Mr Wood, who is also the owner of the local art gallery, is also a member of the Victorian Association of Fine Arts.
They said the two doors, like the other two doors on the main entry, would stay open until they closed.
“We’ve done everything we can to make sure that we’ve made it very accessible,” Mr Dallap said.