To change the dysfunctional split two-storey, two-bedroom, two-toilet dwelling into a three-bed room and bathroom property with and integrated indoor/outdoor retreat house and larger sized dwelling region.
The property was created in the 1960’s by Payne & Hunt Architects and retained its original affliction: uncovered brick and enough mission brown painted timber. Although the brickwork remains a celebrated textural feature, the dwelling blossoms into an energetic layout playground bursting with color as a reflection of the owners’ dedication to ‘joyful dwelling.’
An original rabbit warren-like floorplan sees a relocation of the kitchen area from upstairs to the ground ground (a 3rd guest bed room, loft with study and ensuite replaces it). Rejecting a common format, a tailor made brick plinth delineates the new kitchen from the residing spot. This addition dually serves as an open liquor screen.
The removing of the present rear façade and realigning it with the storey over expands the lounge area’s footprint. Daring ridiculous paving now connects the interior and exterior residing places. Flat bars swap enclosing wood balustrades on the staircase, while rest room partitions are divided by colourful timber dowels to independent mattress from bathtub, even more extending the spatial parameters of the rooms even though enabling enough pure light to stream freely.
Color performs a pivotal job with contrasting peaceful and bold strategies. Heat shades of white, mushroom pinks – which includes the stairway main to the 1st flooring – and black are the base neutral shades holding all the things collectively to make harmony, even though the brighter and deeper shades attract consideration to the dwelling places and modular hero décor goods. Regional business, Lymesmith, developed a color palette to complement the uncovered brick partitions utilizing daring tones on the bordering surfaces, culminating with a mural on the bricks on their own right behind the new fireplace selected for its classic charm.
The summary artwork was influenced by aerial pictures of the property’s coastal area. It concurrently animates the space and supplies a refreshing alternative to installing a huge wall-mounted Tv set display, even though complementing the new paving with its angular type. Daring tonal highlights incorporate the mustard yellow-tinted open up pantry joinery, blue integrated fridge cupboards and the terracotta backdrop to the kitchen. Curved seating within this place includes a white brick plinth fitted with plum-hued seating cushions.
Legendary modular mid-century home furniture enhances the primary establish of the sixties. The end result is a generously playful and welcoming ‘shelter for living’ within an Australian landscape which firmly rejects basing neutral design and style schemes on bland notions of resale worth. This is an ‘all in’ motivation to self expression as the dwelling wholeheartedly embraces a fearless adore of color.
Architects: YSG.STUDIO Space : 200 m² 12 months : 2018 Photos :Prue Ruscoe