From a bold marble island bench to dark European oak timber floors, the exquisite design of this Melbourne residence is the Hamptons, realised.
While modern interpretations of elegant Hamptons’ style homes grace the dreams and Pinterest boards of interior design lovers globally, incorporating the classic style into a functional home space can be harder to execute beyond the glossy pages of home magazines.
But sometimes it can be that very design challenge that yields stunning results: and the PRK Residence, designed by Design Studio Biasol, is a striking example. The Melbourne home incorporates a modern and sleek interpretation of the Hamptons’ style while also maintaining all the benefits of a functional and inviting family home.
“In line with our client’s vision, this Ivanhoe property is a stunning example of a home striking the perfect balance between usability and style,” said Biasol.
“We’re designing lifestyles and connecting families together so for us as designers it’s critical that space, human interaction and functionality are maximised to improve living areas.”
Prior to renovation, the space of the house was largely segregated with an enclosed layout. Opening the space through extensive rezoning and expansion of the household footprint retained the integrity of the home while introducing light and space into the main room.
The feature Calacatta marble island bench, stunningly contrasted with black oak joinery, runs the length of the kitchen. The Thonet bar stools and low hanging pendant lights create a warm atmosphere that welcomes conversation and entertaining from family and guests alike. Importantly, storage features, including an adjoining butler’s pantry and extensive overhead storage, ensure appliances are concealed and the kitchen is clear of clutter so moments of spontaneous entertaining can always be enjoyed.
European Oak timber floors from Tongue N Groove pull the design together, providing contrast to the soaring shuttered windows and the crisp white palette of the unified kitchen/living space. There’s a depth of colour in the dark oak floorboards that provides richness to the home without taking away from the airy elegance of the Hamptons’ style that was central to the client’s design brief.
“The living area is a true reflection of our client’s modern Hamptons aesthetic. White walls and shutters paired with stripped wood flooring demonstrate how each surface in the home has been reconsidered and reworked.”
The home ticks all the boxes. A sweeping staircase of contrasting dark oak and white tones echo the Calcutta bench and a central Bluestone fireplace gives a warm touch that perfectly suits the design aesthetics for relaxing nights spent in, and custom made breakfast and dining tables in solid American oak are finer details that complete the aesthetic.
“Carefully considered details have created a relaxing sanctuary, inviting the homeowners to spend more family time together.”
Visually stunning, impressively functional, warm and welcoming. If you ever need an example of how to achieve the stylistic elegance of The Hamptons’ with the functionality of a family home, you needn’t look any further: PRK Residence has it all.
Marble – Calacatta Oro from CDK Stone – http://www.cdkstone.com.au
Dark oak Floorboards – Tongue & Groove – http://www.tonguengrooveflooring.com.au/
Design Stuff – http://www.designstuff.com.au/
By Lassen – http://bylassen.com/shop/frontpage.html
Menu – http://menu.as/
HK Living – http://www.hkliving.nl/en-GB/home/
House of Orange – http://www.houseoforange.com.au/
Meizai – http://www.meizai.com.au/
Great Dane Furniture – http://www.greatdanefurniture.com/
&Tradition – http://www.nest.co.uk/andtradition
Arm Chair – Great Dane Furniture – http://www.greatdanefurniture.com/
Sofa – Meizai – http://www.meizai.com.au/
Kitchen Stools & Chairs – Thonet – http://www.thonet.com.au/
Dining Chairs – http://www.globewest.com.au/
Dining Table – Custom made by Biasol:
Breakfast Table – Custom made by Biasol:
Coffee Tables – Custom made by Biasol:
Taps – Sussex Taps – http://www.sussextaps.com.au/
Basin – Alape – http://www.alape.com/sl-en/