The brief for the Northcote interior allows for a creative family to live exactly the way they wish to. For this tribe, sacrificing laundry space to allow more room for the music decks was always going to be an easy decision.
Exposed brick and matt black elements work in partnership to transform a single-fronted terrace house into a sophisticated inner-city abode. The striking, dark palette offers a tranquil backdrop to the space, with ample light delivered through an internal sun-drenched courtyard that divides the period and newer sections of the house.
Set on a long, narrow site, the new floorplan works to harness the northern sun. Large feature windows and doors throughout are designed for optimum cross ventilation.
Rather than follow the conventional open plan living model, the family chose to live in more separate living spaces around the central courtyard, visually connected yet separate. The kitchen includes a black granite and stainless steel trolley and a Chinese elm table which serves as a communal point. Floor to ceiling doors open out 0nto the courtyard, amplifying the sense of space.
A lime-coloured floating staircase is unapologetically modern, a perfect shock of difference amidst the dark cabinetry. Close by, the custom-designed music cabinet is ready for its next set.
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