Like many of the old, post-war, fibro cottages dotted around the suburban streets of the Sutherland Shire, this dwelling was purchased a few years back by a growing family. The family outgrew the original cottage and it was in great need of a refurbishment.
The house was completely gutted inside and out. We expanded the property with a second storey addition, adding extra bedrooms, bathrooms and living space. The rear extension houses a new kitchen, laundry, living area and outdoor deck for entertaining. The monument Colorbond roof with crisp-white gutters pairs beautifully with the calming exterior wall colour in Dulux Tranquil Retreat.
The bathroom selections included a silver travertine style tile, white herringboned subways, and matte black fixtures. Thin-framed arched mirrors are perfectly positioned above the stepped back wall of the master ensuite. A dressing room area separates the ensuite from the main master bedroom space to prevent noise and light disturbances from the bathroom.
Interior Designer Sarah Yarrow collaborated on this project to assist the owners with material selections and design. Smoked whiskey timber floors feature in this house as does a palette of light grey, black and white. The carpet is a light grey with a stunning looped weave. The kitchen has deep blue cabinetry and Smartstone Athena benchtops. Sleek black lighting is suspended above the kitchen island and luxury appliances such as an oversized oven were installed. The new butler’s pantry has provided more storage for the family.
For the children, one of the boys saved up and commissioned talented local artist, Mulga, to paint a mural of the family’s pet dog, a (skateboarding) chocolate Labrador. Whereas for the daughter’s room, a light, soft, dusky pink for the walls has made all of her dreams come true.
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