This Renovation Places A ‘Modern Spin’ On A Traditional Randwick House

The renovation of this Randwick house started with the kitchen.

Parker Studio founder Caitlin Parker-Brown says the temporary was to place a ‘modern spin’ on a traditional Federation house, trying to create timeless areas in exchange of the at the moment dated interiors for a household of 4.

‘We wished to respect the heritage of the house but deliver it as much as meet the standard anticipated of contemporary on a regular basis dwelling,’ Caitlin says. ‘Our shopper liked a black-and-white aesthetic, so we drew on these colors and made it barely extra muted with the charcoal color cabinetry [in the kitchen].’

However slightly than follow the monochrome theme all through, they determined the kitchen would function the minimalistic hero of the house and channelled the house owners’ love of color into the remainder of the rooms — particularly within the loos.

‘Every lavatory has its personal playful aesthetic,’ Caitlin explains. ‘Being a toilet, it was an area that we may experiment with sample and color in a very enjoyable method.’

They blended a palette of blue, inexperienced, and charcoal tones with a delicate Carrara marble throughout the ground on or the vainness tops, offset with hints of heat terracotta. Caitlin says using daring tiles additionally helped inject a way of enjoyable into the areas, with out being overbearing or too busy.

The brand new interiors additionally maintain nods to architect George Carone’s redesign of the house — which now encompasses a new second-storey extension — referencing the brand new architectural traces by means of delicate curves within the customized joinery of the kitchen island, vary hood and cabinetry panelling. ‘One among my favorite curved particulars is the double bullnose on the kitchen island bench, and the striped terracotta upholstery rolled-edge cushions,’ Caitlin provides.

The most important problem was balancing the outdated and new components of the property. A grand, pivot-style glass door within the hallway marks the junction the place the unique brick wall ends, and the modern a part of the house begins. In the meantime the brand new parquetry floorboards and crisp white partitions seem like they might’ve already been a part of interval house, simply as a lot as they belong within the fashionable period.

‘The place attainable, we tried to match current or retain ornamental ceiling roses, cornices and skirtings to keep up the ornamental parts of the entrance of the home,’ Caitlin says. ‘This was a tough train!’

‘One among my favorite rooms in the home is the sitting room (AKA “the nice room”). Earlier than we even began pulling collectively the furnishings and cloth scheme our shopper confirmed us the attractive massive scale portray she bought, we began pulling collectively a color palette for the room based mostly on this piece. It’s a actually attractive room and feels so luxurious to be in!’

The ensuing Centennial Residence feels equal components restrained and kooky, hidden behind the elegant facade.


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