Nestled in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill, this young family home is driven by the historic character of its established suburb. The architecture, inconspicuous from the street, embraces a delicate sensibility, while the home’s interior design and decoration is an exercise in classicism, executed with attitude.
Once clouded by a series of incremental renovations, the 1940s home is significantly replanned to lend spatial clarity and openness, establishing clear zones for entertaining and retreating. A central light well filters warming light over a dramatic circular stair, binding together the home’s two levels. Dark olive, greys, walnut and latte-toned timbers lend a grounding feel – a nod to the site’s natural surroundings and the client’s Northern European roots.