A non-descript single-storey weatherboard house c.1919, is transformed into a sophisticated, light-filled family residence that resonates with a relaxed monochrome palette and signature black-slatted elements. The new design incorporates a hidden cellar, a music hub and a second storey as the children’s zone.
Colour is injected into the interiors via the owners’ art collection and feature sculptural pieces, including BEATRIX ROWE designed J19 sculptures.
The house features all-glass exterior doors, connecting the inside and outside. The emphasis on maximising the use of glass allows for a beautiful play of light at every moment of the day.
The design reflects the client’s love of calm, quiet living spaces – hence the hidden (but easily accessible) television. Natural materials are used; contrasts of light and ebonised timbers, American oak flooring and a feature grey marble bench in the kitchen. For BEATRIX ROWE, a highly customised house is not just about major pieces of joinery and furniture, it can be the timber and leather towel rails in the kitchen; sculptured steel rails in the bathroom; a carefully placed sculpture over a mantel. “For us, this is all about a restrained aesthetic where simple things are executed beautifully.”
Read more in Est living magazine_ Issue #36
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