This Mt Eden villa had great bones and structure but improving interior flow and creating spaces that reflected our client were the main elements of our brief. We identified that a key obstruction to the interior flow was the wall at the end of the hallway which required a dog-leg entry into the open plan living space. This wall was removed and the new doorway provided the one entry point into the kitchen, living and dining area - taking you straight into the heart of the home. In addition, this provided a strong visual connection from the front door to the North-facing garden beyond.
The interior palette response was simplicity of materials & finishes - soft grey walls, stained timber veneer cabinetry, antiqued brass accents while black steel doors & balustrades formed key design elements. Spaces were personalised with wallpaper, rugs & wardrobe handles. Interior spaces are connected through feature black powder-coated steel and glass doors. The design of these doors was to blend randomness and symmetry through the use of different types of glass and different panel sizes. Their functional intent was to create light and open spaces.