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Costa House

Location:
Sydney
Type:
House
Year:
2014
Interior Designer:
Greg Natale
Photographer:
Anson Smart

Light, bright and modern, this two-storey, five-bedroom home was a new build in the southern Sydney suburb of Kogarah Bay.

Its clean, white exterior, which gives a nod to cubist principles, has been cleverly constructed to highlight the open spaces throughout the house as much as the building itself. As a result, exterior and interior seem to interact, an effect heightened by the use of a similar palette inside and out. 

White interior walls highlight the house’s generous proportions, accentuated by a sophisticated colour scheme of charcoal, grey and rust. An atrium setting for the staircase celebrates height and light, bringing a gleam to the charcoal floor tiles below.

Another feature that emphasises the high ceilings is a sunken living room, which serves as a striking, intimate space of its own, utilising the building’s angles and the surrounding light. Here, a long bench seat along the sheer curtains makes the most of the vast window space, while pops of colour offset the monochrome scheme.

The room is a study in shapes – the low coffee tables offer organic elements among the angles provided by the geometric-patterned rug and the verticals of the curtains and window panels. 

The dialogue of white and grey continues in the kitchen, where a deep red-tiled splashback adds drama and interest, and the bathroom, where a wall of grey and white tiles creates a dynamic, eye-catching pattern.

Drawing together those elements of drama and intimacy, the bedroom enriches the palette of grey and white with textural copper-effect wallpaper that delivers a moody ambience.

Glamour meets livability in this modern, minimalist house, where gleaming white is offset by warmer hues, grand proportions are balanced by smaller, intimate pockets, and a stylistic flow is created between inside and outside.

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Bash Vessels - Gold

Bash Vessels - Gold

Tom Dixon

Appropriately named, Bash vessels are formed from a single brass sheet and hammered into shape by hand, creating an expressive crumpled form, available in lavish gold and silver. The silver wash softe... More

Bone Collection

Bone Collection

Tom Dixon

Bone is a series of sculptural solid brass bowls bearing a bone-like quality. Cast in solid brass with a matte finish each piece is formed into an intricate, curved lattice. The collection also includ... More

Cell Tea Light Holder

Cell Tea Light Holder

Tom Dixon

A photo etched tea-light holder. The geometric pattern, etched onto the pentagon structure, casts a web of complex shadows when lit.  Made from photo etched brass, hand assembled. Availa... More

Cesar

Cesar

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

A pencil stroke. A zigzag turning into matters and lighting up in colour, Cesar can live a life of its own: A pure piece of furniture/sculpture which tells about a possible achievement of contemporary... More

Divo

Divo

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

Divo looks like custom-built pieces, rather than mass-produced items. Sophisticated coffee table with laser-cut, black-nickel finished discs assembled by cross welding. It looks like custom-buil... More

Etch Tealight Holder

Etch Tealight Holder

Tom Dixon

An acid etched candle holder inspired by the logic of pure mathematics. Etch Tea Light Holder Brass is made up of 0.4mm digitally etched brass sheets and is suitable for use with a tea light. T... More

Form Bowl Deep

Form Bowl Deep

Tom Dixon

Handmade dishes beaten, bashed and hammered into shape from fine sheets of brass Finished with a matt black exterior, each bears the hand beaten signature of its maker.  Designed in London. Han... More

Gilliam

Gilliam

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

An armchair that is an interesting combination of design and comfort. Harking back to the nordic design of the 50's and 60's, Gilliam brings to mind the distinctive traits that are typical of the desi... More

Kitaj

Kitaj

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

Coffee table synonymous with exquisite craftsmanship, made up of turned blocks of solid toulipier wood jointed together. Walnut stained. Base provided with protective felt pads. More

Powell

Powell

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

Powell, or the quintessential modern-day sofa as Minotti sees it: welcoming, refined and informal. A seating system with fixed and sectional seats, designed to cater to a natural desire to relax. The... More

Prince

Prince

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

An armchair featuring the latest technology and the most innovative materials in shapes that are reminiscent of the classic design tradition of the 50's. A particularly complex design process gives ri... More

Stone Candle Holder Short & Tall

Stone Candle Holder Short & Tall

Tom Dixon

Stone candle Holder is an ultra-minimal, heavy weight, candle holder carved from solid Morwad marble. These candle holders can be used on both ends, holding a variety of candle shapes and sizes. ... More

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