An existing private residence is transformed by John Henshaw Architect Inc. into a thoroughly modern home with a restrained yet luxurious contemporary style finishing. The overall design scheme was inspired by the South Pacific resort style favoured by the client, with abundant utilization of natural materials and cool colour palette. The existing home was constructed and finished in the 90’s with excessive use of brass, shiny materials such as glass and stainless steel, and drop ceilings.

After numerous discussions with the client, a mini resort was created for living and entertaining. The client is a busy executive with a young family with the need for hospitality and still to be close to the family. The renovation is tailored to suit the client’s exact specifications: to have good public entertaining space while his family can also enjoys a relaxed private life. Existing double height space was eliminated to create more intimate interior, and gain much needed floor space to create a master wing. The deep piles below the main floor slab were a welcome surprise, making a new basement addition much easier to achieve ( Published with Bowerbird).

Photography : Tao Rong Huang

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Anastasia is the lead author of She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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