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Australian House & Garden Magazine|December 2021
Hugging a centrally positioned swimming pool, the interiors of this Melbourne family home pick up on its wonderfully watery outlook.
Laura Barry

KITCHEN “The kitchen has a great layout, with plenty of drawers and cupboards, and a butler’s pantry,” says homeowner Tiffany. Cabinetry is a blend of Eco Timber charred battens (island), two-pack polyurethane in Dulux Silkwort (lower right), Ventech veneer in Ebon (upper right) and Duropal in Cinnamon Oak (bar nook). Benchtops in Caesarstone Airy Concrete. Splashbacks in Sareen marble from Signorino. Stools, owners’ existing.

DINING A striking Xavier Lust ‘Confluence’ dining table is surrounded by Softline ‘Karm’ chairs, all from Collective. Hanging above the table is a Weplight ‘Renata 80’ pendant light from Enlightened Living. Hekke engineered-timber boards, Tongue N Groove Flooring.

Sometimes an internet search can deliver gold – and that was certainly the case for homeowners Tiffany and Jonathan, who in 2016 discovered this 1920s gem south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. From the minute they clicked on the property to take a look, they were captivated by its beautiful facade, tree-lined street and enviable location.

KITCHEN Hanging over the island is an Archier ‘Highline’ pendant light. The island’s base features charred battens from Eco Timber while the black upper cabinets are Ventech veneer in Ebon. Sareen marble splashback, Signorino. Mixer tap, Brodware. BAR NOOK

The house is set back substantially from the street on its 687-square-metre block, allowing lots of space for a welcoming front garden. “We purchased the house knowing it required quite a lot of work,” says Tiffany. “Living in it for about a year prior to renovating helped us to confirm exactly what needed to happen to improve the utility and feel of the house.”

Marble from Signorino also stars in the built-in bar area. Glasses, Hay. Jug, Royal Doulton. Booker artwork by Katie Wyatt from Bluethumb.

“THE OWNERS WANTED AN IMPRESSIVELY ELEGANT AND BOLD DESIGN THAT WOULD INVITE RELAXATION AND SUIT THEIR BUSY FAMILY PERFECTLY.”

MIKAYLA ROSE, INTERIOR DESIGNER

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