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Creative restyling in Sydney: from Victorian villa to modern house
Australia: a historic dwelling transformed into a rationalist architecture with exposed concrete walls and swimming pool
The garden with outdoor swimming pool view of Orama Residence, the Victorian Villa recently refurbished by Smart design studio in Sydney. Fil rouge: exposed concrete surfaces and wide glass walls
A view of Orama Residence's private garden. A wide glass window divides the living area from the swimming pool area. Concrete deck and tone-on-tone chaise long
Left. The living room of Orama Residence, a family villa in Sydney, is embellished by the rich art collection of the owners. Minimal decor and floor to ceiling glass walls facing the garden. Right. The open space living with view on the swimming pool. Outdoor metallic mesh chairs and exposed concrete, «key material of the peoject», as explained by Smart design studio architects
Vintage black leather seats, original Victorian style fireplace and a elegant refurbished ceiling. Orama Residence's living room is sparkled by a series of modern art pieces
Left. At the first floor of Orama Residence lies a fancy bathroom with fireplace. Remarkable details: the white marble finishing of the freestanding basin and washbasin. Right, on the ground floor, an elegant Victorian staircase painted white leads to the sleeping area on the first floor. The floor is made of grès, opaque effect
The spacious living room of Orama Residence, Australia, is rather modern and sober in colors. The living area is part of the restyling project signed by Smart design studio: double height ceiling, wide windows facing the green outside, custom-made bookcases and exposed concrete
A refurbishment under the sign of creativity for Orama Residence: a spacious Victorian villa in Sydney revisited by Smart design studio.
The structure, developed on two floors and embellished by some original architectural details such as the ample fireplace and the decorative stuccos, needed a restyling to feel more modern and functional, in line with the necessities of the owners, a couple plus teenage children.
The idea behind the project is to give life to a bright and clear space, where the rough texture of the exposed concrete becomes a fill rouge connecting the garden walls, the swimming pool and the garden.
The original structure has been expanded as well: a suggestive double height living area functions as the center of the refurbished house. Six meters high glass windows make sure the room is always filled with natural light, while offering a nice view open on the surrounding green. The owners' art collection contributes to create an evocative atmosphere. Beside, a modern stainless steel kitchen isle and a total white staircase that leads to the sleeping area on the first floor, equipped with double bathroom adorned with white marble details.
The two faces of the building, old and new, are connected by the search of an elegant yet discreet look, a harmonic attention to the detail and a delicate and neutral use of the colors, favoring the display of the art collection.
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