The apartment was redone and customized by Steve Harivel who is popular across the planet for shaping the interior of the tasteful Soho House Hotels. Dazzling you with an array of rare and amazing antiques this is a home for those who wish to make a sizzling style statement!
While the street façade of the house is closed off to keep away any prying eyes the rear of the opens up toward the backyard creating a dynamic relationship between the interior and the outdoors. Wood and glass are the two principle elements that define the exterior of the residence and give it a warm inviting appeal along with a modern sheen. An is tucked beneath the cantilevered master bedroom on the top floor. The lower level holds the dining kitchen and living spaces along with the laundry room and the study area.
Warm wooden accents are spread out in every room of the house and give the rooms a textural and visual contrast. Eclectic decor a neutral color scheme and glittering pendant light additions complete this revamped private residence located in a city that is rich in Spanish colonial history and architectural heritage.
Since our readers have asked for some of the ‘before photos’ of the renovation here they are so that you can truly appreciate the transformation that has taken place. Australia has a habit of producing the most audacious creative and at times expansive homes that we have stumbled across.
The task of giving this beautiful home a brand new extension that served the growing needs of the family fell upon Dionne Arquitectos and the ingenious architects from the firm sure didn’t disappoint! Amalgamating adequate privacy with open social spaces the re-designed residence charms you with an inviting feel.
The vertical pacific teak cladding the outside of the home gives it a unique sense of identity and is combined with exposed concrete walls to create a distinct and grand façade. Step inside and one finds that both the walls and the ceiling are elegantly draped in cedar panels that are painted white to give the house a relaxed beachy vibe.
Simple straight lines and smart cubic structures have become an integral part of contemporary design in the last decade or two and embraces this approach while presenting an interesting textural and visual contrast. Exposed raw concrete walls are combined with large glass walls and wooden slats on the outside to blend the visually heavy elements with lighter elements. This approach also allows the architects to create a series of spaces that alternate between complete privacy and a sense of openness.