As the name suggests, the home offers glimpses of the sculpted gardens from the moment you step inside the wide, timber panelled original hallway – a non-negotiable when redesigning the home. “We reworked the existing footprint by removing undersized and pokey spaces, but the period detailing such as the traditional veranda, leadlight entry and hallway were retained,” interior designer Harriet Collins says.
The boxy rear addition contains the open plan kitchen, dining and living space, imbued with soft, neutral tones through pale oak flooring, bagged brickwork, black steel framing, concrete and stone. Harriet says this sensitive approach to materiality melds the old with the new, providing a consistent ‘language’ upon entering. “These subdued tones and raw materials emphasise original period detailing and forms,” she adds.