This page, clockwise from top The casual living room leads out to the garden and pool. A DePadova ‘Yak’ sofa from Boffi and a Minotti ‘Aston’ sofa from De De Ce surround a De La Espada ‘Kim’ bench by Nichetto from Spence & Lyda and a Baxter ‘Loren’ side table. Cushions from Manyara Home and Tigger Hall Design. Rug from Halcyon Lake. Curtains by Simple Studio. Ceramics from Planet and The DEA Store. The dining area has a walnut table by Mads Johansen with Gemla chairs from Great Dane and a ‘Segovia’ rug from Robyn Cosgrove, all under an Akari ‘75A’ pendant light by Isamu Noguchi. Baxter ‘Phoenix’ stool from Criteria. Artworks by John Papas (left) and Julian Meagher. Glassware on table from Great Dane. Vessels from The DEA Store, Great Dane and McMullin & Co. Opposite page All on a rug from Halcyon Lake, DePadova ‘Yak’ sofa from Boffi, Minotti ‘Aston’ sofa from De De Ce, De La Espada ‘Kim’ bench by Nichetto from Spence & Lyda and Baxter ‘Loren’ side table. Artwork by Laura Jones. Decorative mobile on fireplace from Curatorial+Co. Vessel beside fireplace from Ondene.
Bringing a century-old house into a new era to embrace the current way of life is no mean feat but it is something that architect Ben Vitale and interior designers Arent&Pyke do on a regular basis. To wit, this California bungalow in Sydney’s eastern suburbs which now boasts a relaxed contemporary ambience and offers easy living for a family of four.
The owners were living nearby when this house came on the market offering a block with great potential. They had long admired its heritage facade and the towering gum tree in the front garden. Familiar with the area’s attractions they were keen to stay local and fashion an abode to suit their needs.
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