The Peppermint Grove Bungalow is an interwar property with Tudor and Spanish mission elements, on a generous lot, in an affluent riverside location. It has been extensively altered over its life with mixed results, however, enough charm remained for the owners to want to make it work for their busy young family.
The renovation involved the untangling of the existing living areas through rationalising openings, connecting living spaces to one another and creating better connections to the garden beyond.
A new finish was applied to the floors and other additional elements (screens, mirrors, furnishings and sculptural lighting), create an overarching design language that is sophisticated, comfortable, contemporary and, importantly, sympathetic to the original home.
The classic material palette (notable finishes include American walnut, fluted glass and brass accents) complement the home’s original era while maintaining a contemporary feel.
An extended elevated outdoor deck space, anchored by a fireplace, provides an entertaining space that enjoys the views and amenity of the established gardens and river glimpses. Perforated conical breeze blocks evoke the graphic language of original cast plaster ornamentation, and provide scalloped dappled light, ventilation and screening.
Material Used :
Dining Table – Mobilia Custom
Dining Chairs - Trit House Cane Casey Chair
Sofa, Armchairs & Coffee Table client’s own collection
Armchairs – Mobilia Kettal Basket Armchair
Side Table – Riva Side Table
Astra Walker – Icon a69.08.v2
Internal: New and Existing Jarrah T&G boards w/ black stain
External: Absolute Stone - Ramses
Supplier: Douglas and Bec Designers: Douglas Snelling & Rebecca Dowie
Products: Compact 02 wall light, Line pendant 4 2.0
Supplier: Criteria Collection
Designers: Apparatus Studio
Products: Trapeze 2
Fixture & Fittings
Supplier: Pitella - L'ala pull 160mm weathered brass
Stone & Tiles
Absolute Stone – Ramses
Kitchen: Artedomus Maximum Statuario
Fireplace: Escea 960
Construction Materials: American Walnut Veneer Crown cut