for the task of transforming a 1980s Sydney villa into a holiday retreat extraordinaire, architects Jeremy Bull & Charlene Cong of ALEXANDER & CO channeled a love for European design and craftsmanship into a timeless home away from home…
just a stone’s throw from the Palm Beach peninsula’s waterfront, the brief centered around improving the home’s functional flow for entertaining and indoor / outdoor living.
expansive kitchen / dining / living room is grounded in old world herringbone floors and topped with finely detailed contemporary wood ceiling. The result is a light and airy space bolstered by such timeless covetables as Michael Thonet’s 1859-designed bentwood chairs and Joe Cariati’s 21st century glass art.
upper level, the design team continued their classic meets beach-casual approach with vintage fixtures, fittings, and detailing, set against a sea of white walls, beadboad ceilings, and billowing white curtains.
their work on the lower level, ALEXANDER & CO strengthened the flow between indoors and out via a series of retractable glass doors that open onto patios and palms. All in all it’s one dreamy reminder that summer is only ever a plane ride away.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
Joe Cariati Glass Art
Aparentment Oak Ring Tray
Chrysler Sconce Square in Natural Brass
Dunn Kingstown Stool
Aranea Cashmere Throw in Gray
Modern Line Seating by Greta Magnusson Grossman