Eliza Blair Architecture director Eliza Blair says the internal footprint also needed to include the existing underground wine cellar. “While it was not in the most convenient location, it would be a wasted opportunity not to re-use,” she says. The underground wine cellar now sits under the living room, accessible via a concealed trap door within the floorboards.
A skylight and double-height void draw natural light to the central staircase while an open balustrade creates a seamless connection between both levels. Upstairs acts as a sanctuary for the parents, overlooking the manicured garden from the master bedroom and ensuite. Black steel fluted glass doors separate the shower from the bathroom, adjacent to the marble-clad double vanity.