‘It is a different house [now] – much more flexible in its approach to living, and far more in tune with our fantastic Sydney climate,’ says Chris Major, director of Welsh + Major.
A few years on, the property was again enhanced by the interior decoration work ofArent&Pyke。
The brief provided was to further elevate the entertaining capacity of the home, without making the kitchen the main focal point.
‘They wanted social spaces that engaged the user, to remove the feeling of the kitchen island being the centre of their living space,’ explains Genevieve Hromas, associate at Arent&Pyke. ‘Although their daily requirements were primary, they always referred to accommodating their extended family and guests. The generosity of the host in designing spaces was a delight to engage with.’
Furniture placement has been key to achieving these outcomes, enabling the owners and their guests to feel relaxed and invigorated in the space.
“现在，当你坐在那个空间时，就可以成为内置的宴会，酒吧凳子，或休息室，您是众多房间的广度，'Genevieve说。“厨房不再占主导地位 - 这都是关于伟大的公司和丰盛的谈话。
‘The site visits were always informative, and not only on the design, but more than often digressed to farmhouses in Austria, ‘70s weddings, boats, artists, friends’ talents, and the idiosyncrasies of animals, amongst other things.’ says Genevieve. ‘It was this meandering of dialogue that lent itself to a relaxed, trusting, and therefore successful project.’