The temporary behind this Fitzroy North renovation was about not solely assembly the shopper’s newfound wants for extra space and privateness, but in addition enhancing the household’s total way of life – which is why designer Dan Gayfer got down to discover the intricacies of their day-to-day life.
‘How many individuals are concerned in cooking? The place, when, and the way does every individual calm down? What rooms should be quiet? The place do individuals want to work and examine? As soon as this a part of the imaginative and prescient was solidified, we might develop the idea accordingly,’ Dan says.
It helped that the unique Edwardian residence was in a ‘comparatively stable situation’. This allowed them to retain the entrance 4 rooms, whereas eradicating all remaining areas to make approach for a brand new laundry, lavatory, kitchen and residing crammed with nods to mid-century trendy structure.
Dan says the design channels ‘basic modernist constructing rules’ within the low-angled roofline of the first-floor addition, and the placing floor-to-ceiling glass doorways that open to the backyard exterior.
The interiors are additionally crammed with nods to the previous, with clear strains, easy geometric kinds, alongside blackbutt timber veneered cabinetry and ceiling linings.
‘The household room particularly offers out some severe Modernist vibes; the luxe however undoubtedly purposeful built-in lounge and palette of heat, earthy tones may very well be straight out of a time capsule from the Nineteen Sixties,’ Dan explains. This cosy room can be fully shut off from the remainder of the home through a powerful flooring to ceiling cavity sliding door.
The renovation additionally offered the shopper’s three children with a ‘teenager’s oasis’ of their very own: full with a beneficiant sized retreat, ensuite, and huge bed room upstairs.
‘It was additionally vital that the configuration ensured that anybody may discover a area in the home to go and browse, calm down, sleep realizing that they might not be disturbed,’ Dan provides.
Private particulars unearthed through the studio’s considerate design course of have turned this dated residence into a real household sanctuary, the place there’s one thing for everybody.