The original floorplan was closed off and incredibly linear, and although most rooms had access to natural light, rearranging the central kitchen, dining and living areas was vital to promote a better flow throughout the home.
The kitchen is positioned at the back of the home, adjacent to the formal dining room and lush backyard. Previously enclosed, the kitchen now carefully balances contemporary and mid-century influences through the custom timber island bench against Carrara marble.
Notable furniture pieces are visible throughout the home, paired with an eclectic mix of the client’s own furnishings. The entrance features the Gubi F.A.33 Rectangular Mirror and Pandul Swing VIP Table Lamp with the client’s oriental runner. A versatile palette of terrazzo, crazy paving and timber reflect the mid-century era – basket-woven wooden floors throughout are a nod to the home’s 1960’s roots and form a flexible base for the new and vintage furniture.
The master bedroom remains true to the mid-century era, wrapped with floor-to-ceiling windows that open up onto an intimate courtyard. The room is warmed with a Halcyon Lake rug and features an enviable wardrobe running parallel to the wall, drenched with natural light courtesy of the clerestory windows.
Pipkorn & Kilpatrick have combined the Toorak home’s characteristic quirks and the client’s personality to design an authentic, contemporary tribute to its mid-century bones.