Inspired by the familiar warmth of a family home, Luigi Rosselli Architects has renovated an ageing house in a thoughtful and fluid way. Structural interventions and refreshed interiors keep valuable portions of the home whilst welcoming in contemporary layers to fit a modern context.
Upon entering the house, one is greeted by an old hallway and a beautiful, robust spiral staircase designed by S&A Stairs, which binds the home together. The stairs demonstrate fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, featuring a continuous handrail with a smooth elliptical curve and a unique curved bend. At the top of the stairs is a lightwell that bathes the long hallway in light. Down the hallway are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a sunken lounge that extends into the kitchen and dining beyond – all of which are bordered by a lush tropical garden.
The renovation is defined by a tangible fluidity, with one of the main reworkings being the relocation of the garage, which was previously located in the centre of the house. Instead, the garage has moved below the existing house to make room for the sunken lounge, creating a well-connected home with more usable space.
The fireplace lies at the centre of this new area, adding to the warm and welcoming nature of the open living area, and features a fluted travertine around the edges which not only reveals the curves of its unique form but also brings texture into the lounge room.
Interior design by Arent&Pyke injects colour and personality into the space to create a comfortable, family-centric home. The sunken lounge is bathed in light and is complemented by radiant, warm interiors. The layering of soft tones, including pinks, yellows and neutrals, nurtures these feelings of warmth and comfort.
With robust granite benches and a splashback, the kitchen functions as a solid welcoming space for the family to gather – a dining space at the end of the island bench allows for communal get-togethers.
The collaboration between Luigi Rosselli Architects, Arent&Pyke and S&A Stairs results in a beautifully crafted and eclectic home. Hearth in the Well is an elevation of the previous structure, becoming a modern iteration that both celebrates the past and looks forward to the future.
00:00 – Introduction to the Family House
00:31 – An Eclectic Layered Home
01:13 – The Location and A Walkthrough of the Home
02:07 – The Brief
02:51 – A Focus on the Fire Place
03:07 – Glowy, Warm and Textural
03:25 – A Beautifully Crafted Kitchen
03:50 – The Feature Staircase
05:40 – Positive Outcomes
06:09 – Proud Moments
06:22 – Favourite Aspects of the Home
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Photography by Prue Ruscoe.
Architecture by Luigi Rosselli Architects.
Interior Design by Arent&Pyke.
Build by Kinn Construction.
Styling by STUDIO CD.
Landscape Design by Myles Baldwin Design.
Engineering by GZ Consulting Engineers.
Stairs by S&A Stairs.
Filmed and Edited by O&Co. Homes.
Production by The Local Project.
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