In the heart of Toorak, this block allows the creation of a common basement and pool area with two independent apartments on each floor.
On the first floor, the open space of the kitchen area features the beautiful Oyster natural marble on the generous island and the Italian imported Veneto timber floor, throughout the rooms.
The focus of the living room is the fireplace, which sits on the stone plinth matching the kitchen and a beautiful arched display area that connects with the shape of the wine and display cabinet on the side.
A concealed desk area is elegantly hidden behind doors, creating a continuation of the crystal display area.
Opposite this area, a balcony with a lovely city and front garden view is placed to enjoy the outdoor area in the peaceful street.
The ground floor, connected through the stairs and the lift to the first floor, counts three bedrooms, a master ensuite, shared ensuite, powder room, an open kitchen with a dining and a living area and a BBQ at the back , next to the pool, as well as the front garden space.
The palette is darker and masculine on this floor, featuring the luxurious Cote d’Azul and Nerofino natural stones, with timber floor throughout, dark timber cladding and details in leather and powder-coated metal.
The public living spaces are encountered as you come out of the lift.
The kitchen area benefits from natural light from a generous full-height window and it is served by the adjacent scullery while the open space connects with both the dining and the exquisite bar areas.
The wall timber cladding conceals the door into the powder room, keeping the room a beautiful hidden gem in the house, with a custom basin in stone and timber cladding.
..Embarking on the journey of furnishing a three-level home offers an exceptional opportunity to infuse contemporary elegance with luxurious finishes, tailoring all pieces to the client’s modern style.
The foundation of this design adventure rests on the timeless beauty of pure materials like marble, timber and metals which graces the space from the family room to the modern kitchen, evoking a sense of opulence and sophistication.
The heart of this transformation lies in the selection of contemporary furniture, most of which is custom made to suit the rooms in style and size. Each piece is thoughtfully chosen to reflect the client’s preferences, from statement sofas to silk rugs, creating a seamless flow between spaces, each exuding a blend of form and function.
This personalized creating zones that reflect the different functions und use of the spaces, from cozy cinema area to the fun entertainment bar and tranquil bedrooms. The result is a haven that perfectly balances indulgence and restraint, where design elements harmonize to produce a contemporary masterpiece of opulence and modernity.
While this new two-story house is under construction by Inform, I am working with the best local cabinet maker to complete the joinery in some of the rooms.
Additionally, the selection of furniture and light fittings has begun, as it is never too early to ensure that all the desired pieces are ready for placement while the site gets completed.
Most of the furniture has been ordered directly from Italy while some items, like the rugs, have been custom designed in Melbourne.
The interior finishes palette is predominantly neutral, with the exception of various shades of green, paying homage to the client’s favorite color.
In contrast, the vibrant outdoor furniture in rope has been selected to add a pop of color during Melbourne’s grey winters.
The ground floor on the north side features a spacious open area comprising the kitchen, dining area, and living room, all interconnected with continuous full-height windows that open up to the outdoor area, including the pool, semi-covered dining area, and the gym.
The double void in the living room allows for an abundance of natural light to fill the interior space, elevating the room to a superior level of luxury.
I look forward to sharing the progress on this project.
PORT MELBOURNE APARTMENT
This remarkable, light-filled apartment boasts sweeping views spanning from the bay to Melbourne’s CBD. It has been meticulously designed, considering top-notch finishes and a soothing blue color palette for the furnishings to harmonize with the surrounding sky and sea views.
A gracefully rounded island, detailed with a sleek nosing, invites sitting and admiring the ocean through the generous windows enveloping the room on three sides.
Articolo’s pendants create a striking ambiance during the evening hours.
Careful attention has been given to the size of the furniture to optimize the compact layout and the addition of a feature mirror at the entrance enhances the sense of spaciousness within the space.
The apartment’s angled walls served as inspiration for the custom sofas’ design, as well as the stunning italian chevron-patterned timber floor by Veneto parquet that runs throughout the entire place.
The elements of the living room are purposefully crafted for entertaining while maintaining practicality, and the secondary living space offers a deeply comfortable couch for the couple to unwind in a relaxed setting.
I’m eagerly anticipating sharing the professional pictures by the end of this year.
A magnificent, distinctive family residence.
Every possible necessity has been taken into account in a floor plan designed for comfortable family living, seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining, and facilitating work and study from home. An expansive open-plan living and dining area complemented by a top-notch kitchen featuring a butler’s pantry opens up to a beautifully landscaped al fresco dining BBQ terrace.
On the lower level, there’s a spacious entertainment/media room with a bar that overlooks a striking lap pool. Upstairs, the 5 bedrooms all feature their own or a shared en suite, with the luxurious main bedroom incorporating an exquisite dressing room.
A music room and home office are positioned on either side of a 5th bathroom, offering versatility for accommodating guests. A lift will connect all three levels, which will be finished to the highest standards.
With a vision of redefining modern living, this ongoing renovation project is set to elevate both aesthetics and functionality.
The kitchen with a new suspended bulkhead takes center stage together with the existing marble island, surrounded by new dark cabinetry joinery. This bold choice blends style and storage seamlessly, adding sophistication and warmth to the heart of the home.
The living room fireplace gets a luxurious upgrade with a new Calacatta Oro marble ledge, wall to wall, to match the island tones. Its intricate veining and timeless beauty promise to make it a captivating focal point.
Bedrooms are graced with custom robes, combining luxury and practicality. Tailored to individual needs, these robes have timber handles to add a touch of opulence to each bedroom on the first floor, while the master bedroom enjoys it’s own luxurious walk in robe with full height mirror.
Bathrooms are revitalized with modern sanitary fixtures, upgrading the already serene and clean bathroom spaces.
Stay tuned as this Sandringham house unfolds its new identity, showcasing the perfect blend of classic charm and modern allure.
The final reveal promises to be an inspiring showcase of elegant interior design and enhanced living.