In Sydney, a couple sought to create a spacious family home for themselves and their three children.
They found the perfect compromise in a 660-square-meter property in Dover Heights, a Sydney suburb, preserving captivating coastal views and adding a much-desired pool for family enjoyment.
The redesign was commissioned to Yasmine Ghoniem of Studio YSG. Ghoniem’s imaginative approach introduced new life to the house through custom finishes and furnishings, infusing it with a whimsical energy.
The redesign focused on enhancing the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces by demolishing walls and raising ceilings.
Curved walls and arched walkways were introduced to create a sculptural aesthetic, while handmade terracotta tiles were used both indoors and outdoors, complementing the retained travertine surfaces. The pool was redesigned, allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor transitions with the addition of bifolds.
Craftsmanship is a hallmark of this home, with artisanal touches evident throughout. Marmorino plaster walls in soothing sage and toffee hues blend seamlessly with the hemp-rendered fireplace. LED lighting highlights the textured details of concrete surfaces, creating a captivating interplay of polished and raw elements.Advertisement
The kitchen showcases an enlarged oxidized-brass kickboard and a black panther marble island bench, harmoniously blending with the exposed concrete ceiling.
Nature’s influence is further seen in the landscaping, with sandstone plinths and a corner pool fountain created by stonemasons to evoke the erosive beauty of natural stone.
The house also features an array of art and design pieces, including a Utrecht armchair by Dutch modernist architect Gerrit Rietveld, a custom bookshelf, an integrated fireplace perch and a custom marmorino wall finish in Sage Green by Fernando De Oliveira.
This home redesign is a testament to its owners love for art, design, and craftsmanship, where every corner tells a story and where family life is now seamlessly integrated with coastal beauty.