Commune Group
Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC


Working with one of the best commercial construction companies in Melbourne, this spectacular art deco building has been brought back to life and is now the home of a fabulous Asian-fusion restaurant that is Moon house. The venue showcases some bespoke fixtures and finishes, elevating the space to the next level.

What We Did

  • Staged program working around latent conditions and site constraints
  • Complex demolition and strip out works
  • New steel framed feature doors with reeded glazing
  • Feature wall finishes including Scanlon & Makers original design on the ground floor, and a specialty Haymes finish throughout the stairwell and first floor
  • Refurbishment of the existing kitchens and bars
  • Texture-based feature tile to new kitchen walls and bulkhead, and feature entry / bar bulkhead
  • New floor finishes including engineered chevron flooring for the ground floor and custom carpet to the first-floor private dining room
  • Acoustic treatment to the existing Ground Floor ceiling
  • Painting of the double story 2-sided façade
  • All associated Council Permits including traffic management
  • Custom joinery with banquette seating, display units and waiter’s stations
  • All new lighting and furniture throughout along with creation of new outdoor dining spaces