European vibes: California bungalow reno embraces natural light

Audrey J. Powers

House to a youthful couple, who have just returned from the United kingdom with a little one on the way, this attractive recently renovated house has a decidedly European truly feel despite its Melbourne locale. A refined renovation of an existing Californian Bungalow, the home’s primary architectural aspects have been preserved with the new gentle-filled extension helps make it excellent for a escalating family members.


“The couple have been previously residing in the British isles and required to return to their antipodean roots, embrace the purely natural gentle they experienced skipped in London, and make it the coronary heart of the property,” suggests the couple’s good friend and inside designer Ryan Fernandes who labored together with architect Angela Prince on the Bentleigh residence that was developed by Construct Melbourne.


The first home’s labyrinth-type layout was changed with one with a lot bigger performance. And while the couple favoured thoroughly clean traces, they ended up right after a comfortable, classic sense with a twist – a palette of blues, greys and whites element along with pops of purple. Blackbutt timber floors and polished nickel fixtures complement the home’s conventional-type entrance and ornate heritage ceiling whilst the inside styling includes Danish style items alongside antique fabrics.

Color is employed to extraordinary impact in the eating room

A standout space, the kitchen capabilities handmade Moroccan tiling and white shaker-type joinery paired with a black assortment cooker. Nearby, a built-in custom bar performs to merge the kitchen area and residing areas – it receives plenty of use just after dark.

The kitchen has a concealed bar
The kitchen area has a cleverly concealed bar

One of the loveliest facets of the home, pops of environmentally friendly that can be witnessed from various of the rooms. The dwelling location appears to be on to a wall of greenery liked along with a homely fuel log fire and refined wall sconces. Close by, the bathroom capabilities abundant blue tiles as effectively a freestanding Victorian claw foot bath – a timeless style that helps make the room. 

Lounge room
Living space

General, the last design and style productively preserves the home’s attractive historical capabilities whilst feeling extensively modern-day throughout. And it is all the more amazing when you contemplate the house is nestled amid apartment buildings and flats.

Child's room
Child’s space

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