The clients were inspired to renovate following exposure to Zen architecture while honeymooning in Japan. The architectural brief was to deliver a modern Australian home that serves as a private, meditative retreat that would also cater to a buzzing family as their relationship evolves; and transform into a welcoming and generous entertaining space. The home would need to maximise the potential of the sites orientation and create a strong connection to generous and versatile outdoor spaces including sheltered entertaining areas and spacious areas for planting and lawn. It was essential that elements of the existing residence be retained where possible to reduce waste, however disguised so that the final product was effectively a new home.
The scope of work includes feasibility study, planning permission, building notice, reconfiguration of layout, electric&lighting plan, kitchen design, cabinetry design, selection of materials&colours, and FF&E design.
L shaped oak shaker kitchen painted in Farrow & Ball Ammonite. The worktop is engineered quartz and links in nicely with the floor tiles. The orange pendant lights over the sink run along with the toaster add fun pops of colour. The blue green metro tile splashback stands contrasts beautifully with the orange accents. There is also a raised breakfast bar that has an oak worktop.