Polychrome House by YSG.STUDIO – InteriorZine


To remodel the dysfunctional split two-storey, two-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling into a three-bedroom and lavatory home with and integrated indoor/outdoor retreat room and greater living region.

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The residence was created in the 1960’s by Payne & Hunt Architects and retained its unique affliction: exposed brick and ample mission brown painted timber. Although the brickwork continues to be a celebrated textural feature, the house blossoms into an energetic structure playground bursting with color as a reflection of the owners’ dedication to ‘joyful residing.’

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An initial rabbit warren-like floorplan sees a relocation of the kitchen area from upstairs to the floor ground (a third guest bedroom, loft with research and ensuite replaces it). Rejecting a regular layout, a tailor made brick plinth delineates the new kitchen from the dwelling area. This addition dually serves as an open up liquor exhibit.

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The removal of the current rear façade and realigning it with the storey earlier mentioned expands the lounge area’s footprint. Bold insane paving now connects the interior and exterior living spots. Flat bars replace enclosing picket balustrades on the staircase, while toilet walls are divided by colorful timber dowels to independent mattress from tub, further extending the spatial parameters of the rooms whilst enabling sufficient pure light to circulation freely.

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Color plays a pivotal function with contrasting tranquil and bold strategies. Heat shades of white, mushroom pinks – including the stairway leading to the initially flooring – and black are the foundation neutral shades keeping every thing collectively to create harmony, even though the brighter and further shades attract focus to the dwelling areas and modular hero décor goods. Community enterprise, Lymesmith, formulated a colour palette to enhance the exposed brick walls making use of daring tones on the bordering surfaces, culminating with a mural on the bricks themselves instantly behind the new hearth picked for its vintage charm.

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The abstract artwork was impressed by aerial photos of the property’s coastal spot. It concurrently animates the spot and offers a refreshing alternative to setting up a significant wall-mounted Tv display screen, even though complementing the new paving with its angular form. Daring tonal highlights consist of the mustard yellow-tinted open pantry joinery, blue built-in fridge cupboards and the terracotta backdrop to the kitchen. Curved seating in just this place comprises a white brick plinth equipped with plum-hued seating cushions.

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Legendary modular mid-century furnishings complements the primary make of the sixties. The end result is a generously playful and welcoming ‘shelter for living’ within just an Australian landscape which firmly rejects basing neutral structure strategies on bland notions of resale value. This is an ‘all in’ dedication to self expression as the house wholeheartedly embraces a fearless enjoy of color.

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Architects: YSG.STUDIO Spot : 200 m² Year : 2018 Photos :Prue Ruscoe

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