Designers Anna Pipkorn and Jane Kilpatrick of Melbourne based design firm, Pipkorn & Kilpatrick have again mastered the art of creating a light, bright and fresh interior palette – this time for an Edwardian home in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. You may recall the design duo’s recent Eildon House Boat project featured a few weeks ago here. Today we feature a Bellevue Hill house that has been literally washed in the client’s favourite colour, white.
PHOTOGRAPHY Christine Francis
While original hardwood floors and existing heritage features have been retained in the restoration, extensive internal rezoning was undertaken in order to create a family friendly home. Living areas were moved to the back of the house to allow for ease of access to the garden while custom designed cabinetry has been added to create greater storage options.
With a brief that called for a clean break from the old section of the house to the new, a polished concrete floor was added to the open plan extension at the back of the house, along with full height black aluminium windows and a deck to flow out to the yard. A mix of Corian and Carrara marble bench tops have been incorporated into a sleek looking kitchen with a custom designed island bench with powder-coated steel legs that effectively create a greater sense of space and flow within the room.
A Lektor floor lamp adds a subtle metallic injection to the predominantly neutral scheme .
At the front of the house the double room living area was reconfigured to house a study overlooking the tree lined street with an adjoining playroom fitted with ceiling height cabinetry to conceal the television and all those toys that come with having children in the house. Pipkorn and Kilpatrick created a large master bedroom by incorporating the original master bed with a second room to allow for a new generous walk-in robe and an ensuite while custom built robes were added to the children’s bedrooms.