To completely transform the dysfunctional split two-storey, two-bedroom, two-rest room dwelling into a three-bed room and toilet house with and built-in indoor/outside retreat space and larger residing space.
The residence was made in the 1960’s by Payne & Hunt Architects and retained its original issue: exposed brick and enough mission brown painted timber. Even though the brickwork stays a celebrated textural attribute, the residence blossoms into an energetic structure playground bursting with color as a reflection of the owners’ dedication to ‘joyful living.’
An unique rabbit warren-like floorplan sees a relocation of the kitchen area from upstairs to the floor floor (a third guest bedroom, loft with study and ensuite replaces it). Rejecting a common format, a tailor made brick plinth delineates the new kitchen from the residing space. This addition dually serves as an open liquor display.
The removing of the current rear façade and realigning it with the storey over expands the lounge area’s footprint. Daring insane paving now connects the inside and external residing regions. Flat bars substitute enclosing wood balustrades on the staircase, even though bathroom partitions are divided by colourful timber dowels to separate bed from bathtub, even more extending the spatial parameters of the rooms while enabling enough all-natural gentle to flow freely.
Colour performs a pivotal role with contrasting peaceful and bold schemes. Warm shades of white, mushroom pinks – like the stairway primary to the to start with floor – and black are the base neutral shades holding everything together to develop harmony, while the brighter and further shades attract consideration to the living places and modular hero décor merchandise. Regional enterprise, Lymesmith, created a colour palette to complement the exposed brick walls utilizing bold tones on the surrounding surfaces, culminating with a mural on the bricks them selves instantly driving the new hearth picked for its classic attractiveness.
The abstract artwork was motivated by aerial photos of the property’s coastal site. It simultaneously animates the region and offers a refreshing option to setting up a large wall-mounted Television set monitor, even though complementing the new paving with its angular form. Bold tonal highlights include the mustard yellow-tinted open up pantry joinery, blue built-in fridge cabinets and the terracotta backdrop to the kitchen. Curved seating within just this place contains a white brick plinth fitted with plum-hued seating cushions.
Legendary modular mid-century furniture enhances the original create of the sixties. The consequence is a generously playful and welcoming ‘shelter for living’ in just an Australian landscape which firmly rejects basing neutral style and design schemes on bland notions of resale worth. This is an ‘all in’ determination to self expression as the home wholeheartedly embraces a fearless appreciate of color.
Architects: YSG.STUDIO Area : 200 m² Calendar year : 2018 Pictures :Prue Ruscoe