Above the island, a series of ceiling bulkheads lend depth and architectural integrity, working to define the zoning within the open-plan space.
Frank says that throughout the home, the meticulously finished joinery and plasterwork are integral to the overall aesthetic of the interiors. The crisp Shaker profile of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, together with traditional detailing such as the high skirting boards and moulded architraves, evoke a refined elegance. This carries through to the library, with its classic parquetry flooring, coffered ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling shelving.
‘As you move through the home, it transitions to a more modernised heritage look,’ Stephen says. With bold, geometric shadowlines of the square-set ceilings and modern joinery to the alfresco kitchen, timber flooring adds warmth to the contemporary finishes.
Moving upstairs via the custom-designed and -made steel string staircase, we find the space that Stephen considers the standout of the home: the luxurious parents’ retreat. Complete with a marble-clad ensuite, two walk-in wardrobes, an integrated office area and romantic gas fireplace, this part of the home is all about resort living.
The home theatre is also on this level. ‘We built a separate stepped flooring platform over the STRUCTAfloor to create two seating levels, such as you’d find in a real theatre,’ Frank explains. The heavy curtains installed to block out daylight were also cleverly converted into a luxe design feature. ‘We put a pelmet bulkhead around the perimeter which hides the curtain tracks and give it that sleek look.’