Rosebery
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Rosebery

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This renovation reimagines a timeless design while staying true to the original style of this 1960s mid-century modern house. The client wanted to expand their living space by connecting the kitchen and dining areas, allowing flexibility to accommodate their busy life. We worked with our client, who had a love for modern design and an Australian-minimalist design aesthetic.

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Tom Holdsworth Photography

This long, one story home is framed by a low sloping planar roof similar to its mid-century neighbors. The exterior is a combination of brick and siding with a window pattern modified from its original design. Exposed beams run front to back and were the last remaining interior elements from the initial plan.

To accomplish the client's goal of an open floor plan, it was necessary to install a steel beam for structural support which added an industrial element to the new living space. This beam acts as a natural division between the kitchen and dining room.

photo_credit Tom Holdsworth Photography
Tom Holdsworth Photography

A white oak vertical screen was introduced at the entry to define arrival and complement other wood accents in the space. Updating the front facade, we highlighted the differences between brick and glass, unifying the exterior and increasing the flood of natural light. Our palette of natural wood, concrete floors, white cabinets, and exposed wood beams provide warmth and tranquility.

A unique feature of this home is the walk-in pantry. The door was designed to seamlessly integrate into the paneled wall when closed allowing for ultimate flexibility when entertaining. The TV cabinet is also hidden in the paneled wall with a retractable paneled door. This custom millwork enabled us to hide functional elements while maintaining the beauty of the architecture. The sustainable and efficient use of the existing space allowed us to include a much needed mudroom and laundry room into the project scope.

photo_credit Tom Holdsworth Photography
Tom Holdsworth Photography

Our clients were a young family who own a midcentury home. They wanted to keep the essence of mid-century modern architecture but change the functional relationships, creating a clean, bright and modern space. Our design team worked well with the clients’ who had an Australian-minimalist aesthetic and love for modern design.

The project name came to us as we were seeking inspiration from street names in Australia. We connected with the name Rosebery as it felt like the essence of our client. Weeks later, after they saw the project name, they told us they lived in the town of Rosebery in Australia many years ago. It was coincidental and similar to finding a needle in a haystack!

photo_credit Tom Holdsworth Photography
Tom Holdsworth Photography

When working on a 60-year-old home, challenges can lie under the surface. Replacing and reconfiguring existing and new infrastructure is a constant balance between budget and scope. We had to cut into the existing concrete slab to access the damaged pipes and run new piping in order to complete the new work.

photo_credit Tom Holdsworth Photography
Tom Holdsworth Photography

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Architects: place architecture:design
Contractor: Greenleaf Construction
Photographer: Tom Holdsworth Photography

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