The bespoke creation of renovated spaces in this townhouse in Melbourne’s leafy bayside suburb of Elwood has given the home an understated new lease on life, with the home now truly representing the clients’ sophisticated yet calm and welcoming style.
The original space was dark and wasn’t functioning as the client would like. The redesign of the kitchen area has relocated the entrance enabling us to create a butler’s pantry/laundry area which also houses a cleverly hidden sleeping area for the clients’ gorgeous black labrador, Olive.
The client’s brief was for a Scandinavian feel, to maximise storage and to bring natural light in to brighten the space. The addition of a skylight now sheds light on key workstations. We created an island bench in rough sawn oak timber veneer that is more like a piece of furniture with its bespoke legs. The client has a passion for Marimekko collectibles and the open shelving has provided the perfect place to display them.
A consistent look has been achieved creating flow throughout the home also running the rough sawn oak veneer into the joinery in the bathroom and powder room. The existing bathroom upstairs was large and cumbersome, containing a large bath which on consideration with our designer was discovered to be unnecessary. On the clients’ wishlist was a large shower area complete with seat and a more furniture-like vanity. The result speaks for itself, with a beautiful light, bright and interesting highly functioning bathroom.