The all-white, heritage facade of this Fitzroy residence refuses to present something away about what lies inside, however that’s precisely what makes it a lot enjoyable.
It’s the household residence of Dennis Daniel, his spouse and their two kids. Dennis is an architect by commerce, however has labored as a sculptor for artists Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey since he completed college, and had even ‘been tinkering with a moody grayscale 3D mannequin of his dream renovation for years’ earlier than he engaged design observe Hindley & Co for the transformation.
‘Dennis’ sculptural mannequin of the home was the place to begin,’ Hindley & Co director and principal architect Anne Hindley reveals.
Collectively, they reconciled the Victorian-era residence’s darkish areas and impractical floorplan together with his artistic imaginative and prescient – approaching the renovation as if it was a murals itself, Anne provides.
It helped that ‘[Dennis] appreciates color, texture and composition in a approach that many purchasers don’t, in addition to gaining access to a few of Patricia’s superb paintings to make use of in the home.’
In addition they adopted a ‘spendy-savey’ perspective to the supplies. This meant mixing characteristic tiles with budget-friendly utility tiles and a mix of laminate and timber for the joinery, whereas the Baltic pine flooring had been stored for heat wherever potential.
‘We reworked the steep outdated Victorian staircase by wrapping it in characteristic finishes, and making it glow from inside, putting in strip lighting contained in the balustrade. The unused under-stair space was changed into an all-blue secret laundry and powder room,’ Anne explains.
Upstairs, the entrance two rooms had been changed into a large primary bed room, permitting the grand entrance home windows that overlook the road to present it a European condominium really feel. Skylights all through fill the inside with gentle, and the prolonged lounge made approach for a brand new research and studying nook thoughtfully hidden behind a transparent display screen.
Anne says the distinction between the simplicity of the interiors and the whimsical styling was all about making certain longevity. The built-in types really feel aligned with the house’s elegant roots, making a timeless backdrop that heroes the household’s ever-changing assortment of vibrant artwork and sculptural furnishings.