Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette #141

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An Emotional Connection – Brighton


An emotional connection to site was the driving factor for ‘C Residence’ by Studio Tate, a large family home that balances spaces for intimacy and entertaining with outdoor living anchored by a well-loved blossom tree planted ten years earlier.
Having lived on the site for more than a decade, the client brief was based on experience; understanding the orientation of the land, and what they loved most about living there.
Stone walls, timber screens and black steel are softened by carefully designed gardens and a timeless interior palette; creating a home that ties in with its sophisticated location in Melbourne’s Brighton.
To establish a connection between indoors and out, a wall clad in limestone extends from the house along the entryway. Upon entering through the custom pivot door, visitors are greeted by a central stair leading to first floor bedrooms and a basement wine cellar below. Open treads and an expansive skylight above ensure all levels are flooded with light.
While the palette is largely monochromatic, custom black-brown floorboards, ebonized timber veneer joinery, Serpeggiante limestone and Cararra marble in a downstairs powder room offers a welcome explosion of colour with blue concrete floor tiles.
The polished plaster hallway wall suggests the subtle theme of customisation; further expressed through an interior palette of warm timber joinery, leather pull handles, metal elements, natural stone, and soft, circular pendants and wall sconces.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns

An emotional connection – Brighton




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