Not many homes can at once embody both past and present, but it’s this effortless yin-yang of heritage and innovation that makes Curved Residence – a renovation and addition project – so impressive.
Whether it’s old or new, intricate and smooth, or bright and subdued, every feature of this project is balanced with a contrasting counterpart, resulting in an ever-present sense of harmony throughout.
Moody black oak floorboards on the ground level’s kitchen and living areas are promptly offset with ceiling-height windows, wide walkways, and glass or bi-fold doors. Drawing the eye up, these floor-to-ceiling openings brighten and open up the space, giving it an airy feel in spite of the dark hues below.
Beyond the tall archways and into the outdoor entertaining area is a paved courtyard and manicured lawn.
Overhead, aged timber trusses offer a glimpse of the original 1800s features.
You wouldn’t know it from standing here, but just around the corner is perhaps the pièce de résistance: a convertible indoor-outdoor lounge room and private courtyard with geometrically-patterned marble flooring.
Naturally lit with skylights and finished with cool stone floors, the space feels distinctly outdoors – except for the couch and flat screen television.