Open and inviting family residence in Sydney

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This stunning contemporary single family home has been designed by residential building company, Capital Building in South Coogee, a coastal suburb in south-eastern Sydney, Australia. With top quality workmanship, the light and airy residential property has undergone a renovation and extension with an earthy feel throughout, using a neutral color palette, recycled materials and plenty of layering and textures. The open plan living/dining and kitchen area features a folding glass door and a large window to blur the lines between the indoors and out and bring in plenty of natural daylight. The large patio boasts plenty of space for entertaining and a large swimming pool.

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This living space creates its own cozy area yet filters out to the kitchen. The use of similar tones and textures connects the 2 areas.

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The living space combines various textures all within the neutral palette.

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The staircase is in the center of the house so it needed to have its own presence yet still feel part of the decor. The recycled timber stairs connected to the joinery in the rest of the open plan room.

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The recycled timber stairs take advantage of the space by keeping the space open, framing a display area and making it a feature of its own.

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This staircase was designed and hand made to achieve a wharf style feel. It has a stunning design element which keeps the spaces open and the light filtering through.

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This industrial inspired kitchen combines a timber island with recycled timber benchtop frame which has been set against a white sleek background. The island is in the middle of an open plan room yet it becomes part of the furniture with the use of timber.

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The work side of the kitchen allows you to see the recycled timber bench top which is laid higher than the dark stone bench top. It maintains the industrial feel combined with the look of the rest of the house.

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This dining space was a meeting of slick white, recycled timber and fabric that was kept in the same neutral textured palette.

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This guest bathroom has been kept as simple as possible to feel like part of the furniture. The timber floors work with the recycled timber vanity and the decor has used earthy colors and textures to soften the feel.

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This recycled timber staircase frames 2 levels of this house. It separates the spaces yet keeps them open to ensure the light and airy feel is maintained.

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This kids bedroom uses recycled timber- look flooring on the walls with a fun plasterboard tree on top to give the room that tree-house feel.

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This master bedroom uses a blade wall to conceal a small hall that opens on to a walk in robe and en-suite making this master bedroom feel like it is an apartment all of its own. The recycled timber-look flooring was used on the walls to create that earthy feel. The concrete heavy lights hang from the ceiling as bedside lights and the pale grey accessories give the room a dreamy feel.

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This room plays off a white backdrop against textures, recycled timbers and soft grey accessories. Add the faux fireplace and the room is made for sweet dreams!

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This bathroom combines a neutral palette with earthy textures. A recycled timber vanity and timber look tiles feels like you have brought the mountains to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

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Photos: Sue Murray


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