Two small Victorian terraced homes in Sydney have been reworked into one large family home on three levels, with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room with 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a study.
Pops of citrus, clean design and a mid-century vibe create a smooth look in the open-plan living room. The internal walls were removed to allow the sunlight to flood in, and the outlines of the original rooms were painted in bright yellow to create graphic bands of colour.
The tulip dining table and chairs were salvaged from a Sydney Opera House restaurant refurbishment.
The kitchen is sleek and glossy, bouncing light around the room. Glazed doors fold right back to maximise space and blur the distinction between the kitchen and the garden courtyard. The buildings original footprint has been carefully marked out on the floor.
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A clever above-ground pool which goes down below the surface of the ground is a surprising element in the familys compact, urban garden, and perfect for a cool dip in the Sydney heat. Lush green foliage adds to the tropical feel.
The few, carefully chosen objects in the living area mix functionality and designer cred.
The sofa is by Danish de Luxe, a mid-century Australian brand.
The study nook, on the first-floor landing, was made and fitted by a joiner the result is a more streamlined space where every inch has been used.
The couple rebuilt the staircase in glass and timber. On the first floor, glass walls have been used to maximise the internal area of each room (conventional walls are much thicker and take up more valuable space). Glass also allows all that natural sunlight through the spaces.
Wall-mounted lights are a clever solution in a compact bathroom space they pool directional light where its needed, and can be turned up to create a softer glow.