Thoughtful touches made to this newly renovated home in Sandringham have created a modern space with a timeless interior palette and an abundance of natural light throughout. Renowned for creating designs with interesting details and beautiful finishes and textures, Austin Design Associates more than delivered.
The modern space is cleverly designed within the original footprint of the house, incorporating an existing curved rear facade – a task that presented some interesting challenges for the team. Clever space planning and deft navigation of existing elements within the curved structure by Austin Design Associates and Cormack Constructions delivered a beautiful, functional and streamlined home.
“We were blessed with a beautiful curved wall of windows at the back of the house that let in an amazing amount of light into the living room,” notes Sylvana Mitri, Director/Interior Designer, Austin Design Associates.
The material palette is light and bright to complement bright rooms and create a strong connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. Think crisp white walls, Tasmanian oak flooring, textured ash gray brick tiles, black steel accents and a surprise pop of color in the bathroom.
Ash Gray brick tiles are used extensively throughout renovations as a rugged, low maintenance, aesthetically pleasing solution that creates a strong connection between indoors and outdoors. They are featured on the mantel and hearth in the formal living room, on the living room floor under the freestanding fireplace, and flow seamlessly into the alfresco before wrapping behind the barbecue like a credenza.
“The Ash Gray tiles add amazing texture and warmth to the whole space. And the way the living room floor transitions smoothly from wood to brick tiles, to the open-air backyard adds the most beautiful connection to the outside”, explains Mitri.
Perhaps not despite the challenge of the home’s existing architectural elements, but thanks to them, Austin Design Associates has delivered a truly charming and thoughtful space for the lucky young family that lives there.
“They are so pleasantly surprised by the functionality of the renovation and have taken advantage of the new ‘zones’,” notes Mitri.
We have no doubt that this low maintenance, highly functional and beautiful home will be enjoyed for many years to come.
Photographer: Alex Reinders