Camel-toned raffia wallpaper features on both levels. Combined with the European oak floorboards, it knits the cooling pale sage polished plaster surfaces together like an extension of the surrounding shoreline’s sand and thick scrub. A feature wicker screen framing the staircase extends from the lower level towards the dining area, creating a textural datum that cosies the open living area as it replaces a spartan stair balustrade wall.
Other material selections with a focus upon organic, porous elements include pitted travertine and honed oyster grey limestone that define primal integrated joinery elements plus benchtops and custom table surfaces with minimal fuss. A monolithic island bench comprising stacked angular planes incorporates a generous Tundra Grey limestone task area surface and chunky offset dining plinth laid upon a crumbly honeycomb-like travertine base. The returns of the kitchen’s L-shaped joinery were sealed in bronze cladding with a gentle lacquer, plus the rangehood and cupboard door beside it. These metallic finishes highlight the re-interpretation and extension of existing structural elements, adding a subtle shimmer to the matte surfaces.
Photography by Dave Kulesza