The client brief was to create a spacious master bedroom area, with his and hers walk in robe and a luxurious bathroom. As the bedroom is set in the attic floor of this Californian Bungalow, an attention to maximize natural light, was needed.
With careful planning around a slopping ceiling, this master parent retreat enhances the sense of space.
From the master bedroom, you can enjoy the beautiful, black framed, glass wall, leading to the luxurious En-suite. A sculptural freestanding bath and a heavenly skylight above, evoke a spa like feel, while an articulated design allows for complete privacy to the rest of the amenities.
An exquisite mix of black, white and greys, set the tone for a sophisticated scene.
The natural palette of tiles in large format on the walls and a herringbone pattern for the floor, pair perfectly with the custom-made black vanity and luxe warm brass details.
The bespoke walk in robe, includes banks of open shelving and hanging space, as well as enough drawers to keep things from looking and felling cluttered. The sophisticated palette of black textured cabinetry with warmth of timber trim, creates a sense of calm and order.
The master bedroom has emerged as a luxurious space where relaxation and privacy are a priority. The big sliding doors leading to the balcony, fill the space with abandoned of natural light and allows for a comfy seating area for the parents to relax and enjoy after a busy day.
Centre of Attention
Located at the heart of the home, this black and white entertainer's kitchen complements its surrounding while creating a strong presence of its own.
The original Californian Bungalow is within a Conservation Area and required a massive renovation to restore its glory.
The brief called for a spacious, yet modest in proportion, family home. It required an open-plan living and light filled interiors, a home that will be a delight to entertain in, all year round and have a strong connection between the indoors and outdoors.
Respect for the past teamed with a modern approach, were the key elements for success to this project.
From the street, this house still reads as a modest single storey house, were the lovely Californian Bungalow façade was restored. Once you walk in you get a glimpse to the open space living area and the rear garden.
The house responds to the gently sloping site as it steps down between the front bedrooms and media room of the existing house, to the living space and kitchen, at the rear.
Connecting the two areas is an internal courtyard, which maximises the northerly sunshine into the living areas and the upper parents retreat.
The kitchen and the living room seamlessly connect to the undercover deck area, allowing direct interaction with the outdoor living and recreational spaces.
The poolside fire pit and landscape garden, made use of the sandstone foundation from the existing house and are a focal point for the outdoor space. It presents a traditional, yet timeless aesthetic with a material palette of earthy tones, natural colours and textures, forming a relationship between the dwelling and the landscaped garden.
A design of open space and sensitivity to location and surrounding context, transformed this house into a light filled home with plentiful space and functional indoor – outdoor living.
Commendation Award 2016, Residential Alteration and Additions
Iris Lev, IL Design
The design brief from the client was to create an en-suite to the master bedroom that will enhance the harbour view and will be luxurious and functional yet provide enough space for him and her.