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.