Paying homage to the Australian Homes Federation era, this two-storey abode from Riverstone Custom Homes in Dalkeith blends a traditional shell with a sophisticated modern interior.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a 1100m² block ditches the white picket fence for a sleek stone driveway and modern landscaping to create a stepped walkway to the veranda.
Named Beatrice House, the face of the design features a subtle wall of exposed speckled red brick, adding a splash of color and earth to the predominantly white design.
Working closely with clients during the design process, Riverstone Custom Homes interior designer Nadia De Cerff said Riverstone Custom Homes liaised with homeowners remotely as they lived at the foreigner.
“The design process with Riverstone is collaborative – between our design team and the client,” she said.
“Every home we do starts with a blank slate and we work through iterations until the client is completely satisfied that we have achieved their vision.
“After the initial concept design, the interior designer works closely with the client throughout the selection process to further refine the details, achieving a purposeful aesthetic for the home inside and out. outside.
“With this build, the clients wanted to incorporate interior architectural elements of traditional Australian FA houses, including tall plinths, picture rails and ceiling roses.”
Inside, the house takes Hamptons interior styling to a new level of modernity, incorporating feature walls and moody black accents.
Ms De Cerff said the abode offered a fantastic floor plan with enough separation for all types of family arrangements, as well as work-from-home options in the downstairs office and a large guest suite. ‘guests.
The feeling of light, open space is evident in the house, thanks to the open-plan living and kitchen areas.
The ingenious positioning of the large windows and outward sliding doors strikes at the heart of the home, with natural light and fresh air flowing throughout.
When it comes to the kitchen, simplicity is at the forefront, with white cabinets and rounded marble worktops that pop against the oak flooring.
“We created a classic aesthetic with decorative details and brushed nickel fittings,” Ms. De Cerff said.
The adjoining glass door opens into the purpose built cellar and offers a unique feature.
Ms De Cerff said the formal living room was integrated with other spaces, including a dedicated activity lounge with a study corner for children.
“The formal living room has a faux fireplace and is finished in a charcoal color to create a striking and cozy atmosphere,” she said.
The paneled feature wall combined with the fireplace creates a rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere, topped with bold black shelving on either side.
This theme flows into the front living room, which uses dark charcoal walls to give a twist to otherwise traditional features, while the study next door follows the same features with matte black and white walls, making clever use of furniture and wooden floors to soften the contrast. and create a visually balanced and appealing aesthetic throughout.
“We tried to use elements of bronze and black as a contrast to the more classic and traditional elements of the house, so that it feels more transitional,” Ms. De Cerff said.
At the rear of the house, Ms De Cerff said the ground floor rear bedroom provided an independent guest suite, with a bathroom, kitchenette and walk-in closet, as well as rear access to the large garden.
“William Morris and Little Greene wall coverings have been applied to the bedroom walls, complemented by 100% wool rugs and plantation shutters,” she said.
The top-floor lounge area is ideal for the family to enjoy each other’s company, while a built-in office nook adds plenty of flexibility to the space.
Bathrooms are where this custom home flexes its muscles, continuing the high-contrast theme with black cabinetry against white walls and stone countertops.
However, it is the white marble tiles, similar to those used in the kitchen, that make the bathrooms unique, adding a sense of texture and sophistication.
“My favorite area is the master bathroom, which has beautiful patterned floor tiles as a key feature,” Ms. De Cerff said.
“We wanted to create a timeless aesthetic, with marbled porcelain tiles contrasting with darker wood cabinetry and gunmetal fittings.
“Ornate accent mirrors and wall sconces complete the spaces.”
In a house full of intricate features and designs, the outdoor space follows suit, with a covered exterior featuring a large barbecue, hood and pizza oven, making it a playground for artists.
“The outdoor space is well integrated with the kitchen and dining area and is equipped with an outdoor kitchen, including a pizza oven,” Ms De Cerff said.
“The swimming pool is nearby, as well as a lawn for the children to play.”
Maison Béatrice is open by appointment for private viewings.
CONTACT Riverstone Custom Homes, 9436 9696, www.riverstone.com.au