A contemporary addition to a historical home in Adelaide, South Australia, strikes a perfect balance between bold and restrained, beautiful and functional.

Enoki director Susanna Bilardo likens their latest residential project to a stage production, describing the furniture as “theatrical, artistic props to an otherwise minimal set”. The home writes another line in the Adelaide-based studio’s extensive list of design pursuits, including commercial and residential interiors, graphic design and product design. For this heritage home revival, we take front-row seats exploring the dedication and consideration behind every detail. 

Pavilion, or as the Enoki team calls it, “the ultimate entertainer’s extension”. It takes the form of two separate pavilions off the end of a historical home; the ‘kid’s retreat’, consisting of a kitchen, dining, lounge area and laundry, and the ‘parent’s retreat’, consisting of a second kitchen, dining, lounge area and additional powder room. Shared amenities include a pool, tennis court, steam room, sauna and gym, plus two bathrooms. 

Susanna reveals the brief for Pavilion drove a design narrative characterised by balance. Functionality and durability take precedence, followed very closely by beauty and timelessness, two sides of the same coin. Discipline and precision are what allowed the Enoki team to wield both successfully. “The clients conveyed a passion for functional, durable and beautiful materials – but more importantly, they had a desire for exact, seamless and integrated detailing,” Susanna says.

Another balancing act transpires in the home’s material palette, with conspicuous accents of colour adding to a sober backdrop of neutral tones. As Susanna pointed out, “the furniture serves as theatrical, artistic props to an otherwise minimal set”, scripting scenes that are sincerely engaging. Take the neon red De La Espada lounge chairs and teal green Cassina sofa; supporting acts to a landscape of silvery-grey. Even the brass and caramel tones in the kitchen and dining spaces are a welcomed surprise. Susanna affirms that these details were “highly considered”, resulting in a home that feels grounded and resolved. 

Hugo Mitchell Gallery supplied a number of art pieces for Pavilion, like this oil painting by Guy Maestri.

We see a similar interplay between cool and warm tones in the second kitchen and dining space featuring the Viabizzuno Tubino pendant and Agostino and Brown Major stool.

The bathroom and steam room reveal their intent: spaces indented purely for relaxation.

A deep-blue Wittman Vuelta 72 armchair features before a backdrop of white and grey.

The Baxter Matera side table and Nonn Phantom modular sofa

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