Woollahra Residence is a two story contemporary pad merging indoor and outdoor living, designed by Tzannes Associates, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The home is nestled on a compact site that is surrounded by mature trees and nicely groomed landscaping. Designed as a family home that is relaxing and casual, the interior spaces open to embrace the lush garden. The residence is comprised of two volumes that intersect each other, taking full advantage of site orientation and views. The main entrance into the home is through a wide loggia space that overlooks the garden and spills into the main living spaces. The private zones are situated on the upper level, allowing the homeowners views over the tree canopy. The beautiful master bedroom suite has been designed with sliding windows and shutters on three sides, which fully retract to completely open the space to the meticulously manicured gardens and surrounding trees.
Sustainable elements of the home consists of cross ventilation to help with cooling the home, LED lighting, photovoltaic cells, stormwater and rainwater harvesting. We love the indoor-outdoor living connection and how the master bedrooms almost entirely opens up to the outdoors. How about you, what are your favorite design features of this home?
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Photos: Michael Nicholson
A cool studio apartment was carved out of an old Merchant Builder garage by Hearth Studio, located in Carlton North, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This conversion project incorporates several beautiful materials into the structure, including deep Oregon beams and bagged brick walls. The designers had a very small space to deal with, so they had to be clever about layout and furniture arrangements as well as the views and dealing with an existing level change and privacy. The finished result is an amazingly spacious pad with just one bedroom which is raised up on a platform, offering views out towards overhead gum trees. The majority of the windows and doors were salvaged or scavenged from second hand stores, in addition to light fixtures, benchtops, sinks and even the water closet. With concrete flooring and exposed brick walls and framing, this home has been left very raw, yet there are plenty of small details that add charm and character. Our favorite feature is the bathroom, with the green claw foot tub with a wrap around curtain and exposed brick wall, it just adds personality and a touch of playfulness! What do you think, what is your favorite feature of this renovation?
We have featured other unique garage conversions here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed them, we have a couple listed here for you to check out: Auto garage converted into industrial chic pad and Garage converted into an eclectically designed loft in Amsterdam.
Photos: Lauren Bamford
This beautiful, bright and colorful beachside apartment was completed by interior decorating studio Nest Designs, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The pops of color throughout infuses the home with vitality. The blues really pick up on the coastal vibe along with the weathered coffee table in the living room and beachy accents of handblown glass. Natural woods in the accent tables adds to the aesthetic, infusing the home with warmth. Wooden flooring runs throughout the main living areas with area rugs adding texture and coziness in the living and dining areas. Silky white curtains softens the windows while light blue walls adds a subtle contrast. Vibrant paintings take on hues of beach life, with blues and corals taking center stage. All of the furnishings, fabrics, accent pieces and area rugs seen throughout the interiors of this beach home can be found at the fun flash sale Australian store called The Home.
Love the beach style look? We have featured numerous beach homes here on 1 Kindesign, we would like to share a couple of fun ones with you in case you missed them. Have a look: Bright and colorful surfer-chic beach house and Surfside Chic Nantucket beach house retreat.
Acrylic barstools at the kitchen island keeps the space feeling light, with sunlight gleaming off the white countertops and cabinets.
The home office features a vibrant yellow hued chair. Mixed with the colorful hues in the area rug and pillows, this makes for a fun space to get creative and be inspired! What do you think, do you like the decors of this playful home?
Photos: Lisa Zhu
This clean and modern apartment has been completely re-designed by Canny Architecture, located in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The architects were responsible for renovating the interiors of a dated home. White walls gives the home a fresh, crisp appeal, making the space feel open and airy. The original parquet flooring of herringbone cherry wood was preserved and with a clever liming, given a fresh overhaul and entirely new appearance. Spaces were opened up to give a lighter aesthetic and three smaller bedrooms were made into two in order to make a luxurious master retreat with an en-suite bathroom and a dark hued, wood clad walk-in closet.
What do you think of this apartment reform? Is there anything you would have done differently? We appreciate your feedback, let us know in the comments section below! We have featured Canny Architecture in the past here on 1 Kindesign, if you would like to take a look at some of their past fabulous works, we have a couple of intriguing ones for you here: Stunning Australian home showcasing clean lines and Contemporary Malvern House displays stunning interiors.
This stunning bathroom features wash basins and a bathtub from Victoria + Albert Barcelona. The crisp and clean palette is meticulously balanced by the soft curves of the Barcelona range.
Photos: This project was submitted to 1 Kindesign courtesy of Canny Architecture
The Riverhouse is a waterfront home blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living, designed by Gerard Smith Design, located on Mooloolah Island, Queensland, Australia. The house was designed to open out over the Mooloolah River, with a sweeping walkway that leads through the home’s bright and airy minimalist spaces. The property showcases luxury fixtures everywhere you look, including the master bedroom which features a concealed kitchenette and raised bath with expansive views over the water. The spacious interiors perfectly frames sweeping water panoramas from every direction. Awash with natural light, this impeccable home was designed for entertaining and all things water. Not only does the home cater to the needs of the client’s lifestyle, but it also takes advantage of its natural surroundings. With a relaxed coastal ambiance, this property is inspired living at its very finest.
From concept to completion, the home took three years to build, with an understated design that leaves you feeling awe-struck. There is complete harmony that can be witnessed in the use of materials, space and design aesthetics. The designers were tasked with creating a warm family home yet only design with the absolute necessities, while taking advantage of the impressive waterfront site and everything the Sunshine Coast lifestyle has to offer. It seems they did an amazing job, so much so that they received an award as winner of HIA House of the Year over $2M!
We would love to hear your thoughts here on 1 Kindesign on this award winning home, do you think the architects did a stellar job? Let us know in the comments section below! If you are looking for more intriguing houses located in Australia, we have showcased plenty, have a look at a couple of our past favorites: Tropical coastal dwelling in Australia and Fabulous contemporary renovation to Victorian home in Australia.
Photos: Courtesy of Gerard Smith Design
This townhouse makeover carried out by interiors studio Mr. Mitchell infuses the home with warm natural materials in the beachside town of Brighton, Melbourne, Australia. The clients are a young couple who purchased this 1990s townhouse and wished to have a complete overhaul to not only the interiors but also the front and back gardens. The house was originally designed with cold grays and stainless steel, so the objective was to add warmth and character. The was done through the introduction of recycled Australian timbers, texture fabrics, natural stone and sophisticated lighting, adding visual interest and comfort. The home has lots of windows to take advantage of natural light spilling into the interiors. All the rooms are very spacious with high ceilings and warm white paint, adding a sophistical feel throughout.
The designers used reclaimed Australian Spotted Gum for the furnishings, built-in cabinetry and the screens. To add contrast, dark stained oak furnishings and textured fabrics such as animal prints and linens were added to the design scheme. Window treatments feature loosely woven linens in a range of neutral hues to add softness to the window frames. In the living room, textured botanic wallpaper helps to bring the outdoors in. Overall the design achieved a comfortable family home with beautiful aesthetics and contemporary warmth.
What is your favorite design feature of this home? Let us know in the comments section below! Have a look at some past home’s we have featured here on 1 Kindesign from the wonderful beachside community of Brighton, Australia: Modern luxury home in Australia: Blairgowrie Court and Modern renovation project by Chan Architecture: Brighton Residence.
Photos: Courtesy of Mr. Mitchell
If you are looking to travel to Australia and want to stay in a vacation rental, Eclipse is beyond exceptional, a chic and stylish beach house with breathtaking views in Sydney’s Palm Beach. A private slice of paradise full of luxury, decadence and effortless living, everything you could want in a beach house. Spread out over three levels with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, large expanses of glass allows every room to offer unparalleled views of the tranquil blue of the ocean. Spacious living areas seems to flow from indoors to out, with long negative edge pool and floating terrace, a wonderful place to sip cocktails and watch the sunset! The sunlit interiors offers polished floorboards, soaring ceilings and spacious, open concept interiors with floor to ceiling windows. The lower levels offer the more public zones and child-friendly spaces, while the uppermost level is the perfect adult getaway, offering three bedrooms. The master bedroom retreat has all the amenities, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom and its own private terrace to create romantic memories. A freestanding bathtub showcases the perfect views, overlooking the crashing waves of Palm Beach. On the middle level, the entertaining zone plays host to a modern kitchen, dining and living areas with beautiful sandstone fireplaces. The lower level is the perfect space for kids to enjoy a games room, there is also a steam room and two queen bedrooms. This is a great escape for family and friends to enjoy spending time together in the comforts of a spacious home right on the beach!
To have an unforgettable holiday experience, rates for this beach house retreat start at $1,930 per night, with a minimum 3 nights stay, from here.
On 1 Kindesign, we love hearing your thoughts of the home tours we take you on, what do you think of this one? Would you vacation here? In the past we presented to you another spectacular beach house retreat in Sydney, Australia that you may have missed. If you would like a photo tour of the ‘Pretty Beach House’, have a look right here.
This stunning terrace house creates a seamless boundary between indoors and out, designed by Elaine Richardson Architect, located in Alexandria, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Owned and designed by the architect as a family home with her husband are three children, the home was originally an old cottage that was beyond repair and had to be torn down. Sited on a narrow lot, the interior living space is comprised of 1,776 square feet (165 square meters), with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a central courtyard for privacy. Since the lot was so narrow, light needed to be unfiltered into the spaces as much as possible to create the feeling of spaciousness. The living spaces were designed to be open and airy and clutter-free. The design concept was to create a place that was a tranquil oasis, a place to unwind from the chaotic city life. The exterior facade features natural bluestone, selected for its gorgeous finish and color. The wood elements are comprised of spotted gum timber. Glass bifold doors opens to the interior courtyard, which brings lots of light into the interiors and can be left open to bring fresh in. A small backyard space from the living area features an outdoor kitchen with a bbq and dining area, perfect for extra sitting space when entertaining family and friends.
We love to read your feedback here on 1 Kindesign, so have a look at this home tour and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, what feature of this design is your favorite?
Polished concrete was selected for the first floor living spaces, for easy, low-maintanence living and cool on your feet in the warm summer months.
Love Australian terrace houses? Have a look at some past features, Beautifully renovated terrace house in Australia and Sydney terrace house opens to nature: Bondi House.
This is an additional TV room, which is situated just behind the kitchen area. The architect designed her family home to be very flexible, to meet the changing needs of both the adults and kids alike.
A color palette of soothing hues was selected for the upstairs bedrooms, with linen curtains, lots of built-ins for functionality and wood flooring.
The architect designed separate bedrooms for each of her three boys, yet since they prefer sleeping in the same room, she turned this spare bedroom into a playroom. A loft bedroom is used as a playhouse but can also play host for when guests come to visit.
Louvered and bifold doors helps to bring lots of natural light into the upstairs bedrooms, but can also be closed off for privacy.
Photos: Florian Grohen
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