The new mezzanine floor spans a master bedroom, ensuite and dressing room. The staircase ‘anchors’ the mezzanine to the ground floor, while becoming what HASA Architects call the ‘dramatic centrepiece’ of the abode. Concealed behind a door, the master ensuite is a tribute to natural materials with a carved stone basin that moulds into the wall panelling. The dressing room is also hidden behind the secret door, lined in sycamore veneer.
The glue in this contemporary renovation and restoration is the choice of materials, finishes and lighting. Choices made on the colour and material palette have been deliberately pared-down, to create a ‘harmonious and soothing’ environment and let space and natural light sing. In particular, natural oak flooring, sycamore veneer panelling, Venetian plaster and Arabescato marble sew the permanent elegant atmosphere into the home.