As the beautiful Troye Sivan said at the beginning of his Architectural Digest (!!!) video: “I have been waiting for this day my entire life.” Enough said.
For their latest trick, the team behind Architectural Digest brought us into the stunning home of one Mr Troye Sivan. The best part is it’s in Melbourne.
Troye had been living in America pre-COVID, but when it (the virus) started to do its thing (wreak havoc), he decided to come home.
“When everything got crazy in March  I came back to Australia to be with my family and eventually I was just like, ‘Wait, what am I doing?'” he said in the video.
“I am so unbelievably happy here and I just feel so at home that I wanted to put down roots and I found this house and I was just like, ‘done’.”
As an aside, Troye Sivan Spotting is a very real thing over here.
I TOLD YOU THIS SHIT WAS EMBARRASSING https://t.co/8xNheV3Bs6
— troye (@troyesivan) April 15, 2021
Troye collaborated with local designer David Flack to actualise his vision of a sunny, soulful sanctuary. It took a lot of renovating, but the end result is just… so nice. So, so, so nice.
In its past life, the property was a brick factory and a handball court, before it was transformed into a residence in 1970 by architect John Mockridge.
In typical AD fashion, Troye talked the crew through his favourite pieces in his house, including an extremely comfortable couch. He also showed off his many lamps and some vintage pendant lighting that Troye described as what he imagines “alien skin” would feel like.
He also has bits of an apple tree in his house (not just for AD) because “sometimes you want the branch as well.”
“My wish for everyone is that your space is the place you think of when you meditate, by using lamps or candles, or just like your favourite bedsheets,” Troye shared.
“I want that for everyone, because it’s a really, really nice feeling to just have a place that’s yours and, you know, you can kind of just kick back and relax and enjoy your life. That’s what it’s all about.”
Honestly, Troye’s AD video is probably the one for me. His courtyard, his secret bathroom – perfection.
He also has a ghost.
“Not a lot of people know this about me, but I’m very, very gay,” Troye said at one point. “And so just in case people don’t know that, I litter gay, homoerotic books all around my house.”