Studio Prineas tackle strict heritage guidelines to celebrate Bona Vista’s unique identity, making way for a warm and welcoming home to grow up in.
Located in Sydney’s inner west, Bona Vista is a Federation Bungalow alteration and addition that plays on the texture and familiarity of its original palette. Studio Prineas, in collaboration with Carrington Building and Anna Delprat, have maximised the site’s existing value to evolve a family home rich with character, seamlessly melding old and new.
Studio Prineas were steadfast in adhering to the heritage guidelines for the extension and remodel of Bona Vista. The hip roof profile was maintained, which created an unconventional ceiling line and opportunity for skylights in both the new living and kitchen area.
A nostalgic, hardwearing material palette builds on the Federation-era home’s spectrum of maroons and browns so that the new and old thread together as one. Red stack bond brick, Parquet flooring, terrazzo and small-format tiles are a nod to the home’s original interior scheme, while crisp white walls and Tasmanian oak enhance the feeling of lightness in each space. Studio Prineas’ custom joinery and furniture such as the built-in leather sofa reflect a tailored approach to how the family can congregate in the home.