This tall double story house overlooking the green-lined streets of Campbell was a beautiful location for extensive renovations to a more modern family home. The major components involved were the relocation of several internal walls, replacing windows with double glazing, a new open plan kitchen, extensive new hardwood flooring and stairs, as well as updating many of the aged sections and colours in the house for a bolder, more refined design through line.
The redesign of the layout was primarily geared towards making the kitchen a sleeker, more usable space. Many of the internal spaces were changed downstairs and the kitchen shifted from a dark back room to its new position in the center of the house, providing an anchor for the family. The Airy Concrete style Caesar Stone waterfall benchtop is a powerful, eye-catching feature that dominates the space, but the muted colour combines with the lighter tones of the joinery and flooring to create a sleek and confident look. The joinery itself hides many shelves and storage areas that maintain the functional aspects of the kitchen but ensure the appliances themselves do not compromise its clean lines and angles. The choice of simple fixtures and elegant pendants ties the theme together in a wonderful palette of natural, complimentary colours.
One of the most unique features is the stairwell and screening that accompanies it. Made from Australian Blackbutt timber, these further reinforce the clean line aesthetic while providing remarkable contrast against the white walls and black windows. This space is radiant in the morning sun and bounces a large amount of light into the lower areas of the house, providing natural light to areas you’d not expect downstairs. The subtle angles on the treads is a single small feature that tells of the bespoke nature of both the assembly and designs of the screens and stairs themselves, each custom milled to suit and joined by hand to ensure a precise, elegant finish, important in such a crisp, graceful space.
The flooring that sweeps through the lower story, along with the updated and renewed bedrooms are features that have completely reinvigorated the old spaces with new life. Throughout the entirety of downstairs is a single continuous hardwood flooring in Australian Blackbutt, the white walls and ceilings enhancing the natural knots and whorls present in their boards. This single feature is a unifying element and ties the upstairs and downstair together and combines the rooms into a large seamless space. The choice of new joinery and updated trims along with the muted grey of the carpet and white plantation shutters in the bedrooms mirror the new areas downstairs and continue the clean line design. These elements are integrated so consistently and harmoniously, the entirety of the house stands as a testament to the beauty and elegance of refined, simple, modern design.
Internal renovation, replace windows
White Street, Campbell ACT