Being a small terrace, Dominic says there wasn’t much room for vigorous rearranging – instead, he focused on materials and detailing to delineate the spaces and create a sense of flow. For example, timber flooring in the original home signifies the front bedrooms. In contrast, concrete flooring forms the base of the main living and dining area, hand seeded by the Pandolfini team and Dominic’s children. “We threw white stones into the floor as it was being poured, and our kids were very excited to be involved, although the concreters weren’t overly impressed with us walking through the fresh concrete,” Dominic laughs.
Subtle stepped detail in the concrete ceiling distinguishes the kitchen and dining space from the living room at the back of the home. This concrete interior is heavily contrasted with vibrant, eclectic artwork, indoor plants, pale oak furniture and an oversized green rug.