Surry Hills enlivened with Art, colour, custom joinery and vibrancy makes a unique contemporary home.
The existing house was a heritage build; originally a wide shop front, built around 1875. It was three stories with Victorian and Georgian style characteristics. But had been somewhat neglected.
The clients brief was to update and imbue with colour and vibrancy for a contemporary Urban lifestyle. Whilst respectfully maintaining the existing heritage components of original fireplaces, shop front facade & cantilevered balcony. The client was very hands-on and sort brave and bold colour combinations, unexpected finishes,textures and wallpapers reminiscent of English traditional with an edge of contemporary quirkiness. The finished house has a uniqueness and freshness that is beautifully resolved and celebrates a relaxed urban lifestyle.
Light fittings are by the famous English designer Lee Broome and add quality whilst highlighting the exquisite details. A collection of unique artworks is by Scott Petrie and Mary Shackman. Whilst a commissioned oversized suspended Perspex sculpture playfully adds colour and illusion to the Artium stairwell. Other Original and cherished works that have been collected by the client add further depth and richness.
The kitchen is large and central to the downstairs living room design. It serves as a great entertaining and cooking area. With a touch of restaurant 'wow' it combines the warmth and functionality of home.
There are three bathrooms, each one resolved with custom colour, tile and playful themes that add personality.
Photography Prue Roscoe