A new home that offers style and sophistication on tap
Once a decrepit duplex, this impressive home couldn’t be more different from the previous structure. Created by Starr Constructions, the company worked with the client to establish a new residence that encapsulates luxe and modern living.
With six adults and an infant living under one roof, this extended family required practical open-plan living, but refused to compromise on modern luxuries. “The client’s brief was inspired by design [ideas] accumulated over numerous years,” says director of Starr Constructions Jon Vithoulka.
Boasting three master bedrooms with ensuites along with a guestroom and study, the home provides ample space for each member of the family to unwind and relax. The entry’s impressive façade hosts a feature wall comprising slate grey tiles that welcome you into the house. Not your typical family home, there are plenty of luxury additions, with a home theatre and gym — complete with a steam room — located on the ground floor.
The brief of open-plan living is best exhibited by the kitchen, which seamlessly spills into the dining and family living areas. Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light is enhanced by Dulux paint, creating a comforting family space. The kitchen’s sharp, clean lines are uninterrupted, with appliances hidden away or flawlessly integrated into the design. The high-gloss finish of the benches and cupboards carries through to the heated floor tiles, ensuring the sleek design extends to every inch of the home. The drop pendants are yet another subtle addition, especially prominent in comparison to the consistent ambience provided by the LED lighting featured throughout the rest of the house.
Turquoise cushions add freshness and a pop of colour to the space, referencing the 15-metre lap pool just beyond the wall of glass. The pool area incorporates the same clean architectural features scattered throughout the rest of the home, ensuring a seamless transition between indoors and out. The perfect balance of practicality and style, Starr Constructions has once again created a space that ticks all the boxes.
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Originally in Home Design, Volume 19, Issue 3