European vibes: California bungalow reno embraces natural light

House to a younger couple, who have just returned from the Uk with a infant on the way, this attractive freshly renovated residence has a decidedly European feel inspite of its Melbourne locale. A refined renovation of an present Californian Bungalow, the home’s unique architectural particulars have been preserved with the new light-weight-filled extension makes it perfect for a expanding spouse and children.


“The pair were being earlier residing in the United kingdom and required to return to their antipodean roots, embrace the normal light-weight they had skipped in London, and make it the coronary heart of the residence,” states the couple’s buddy and interior designer Ryan Fernandes who worked along with architect Angela Prince on the Bentleigh house that was constructed by Assemble Melbourne.

Bed room

The primary home’s labyrinth-style layout was replaced with just one with a great deal bigger operation. And whilst the pair favoured clear strains, they were following a comfortable, vintage experience with a twist – a palette of blues, greys and whites function along with pops of red. Blackbutt timber floors and polished nickel fixtures complement the home’s common-design entrance and ornate heritage ceiling whilst the interior styling consists of Danish style items alongside antique fabrics.

Colour is used to remarkable result in the dining area

A standout area, the kitchen area attributes handmade Moroccan tiling and white shaker-design and style joinery paired with a black variety cooker. Close by, a built-in tailor made bar is effective to merge the kitchen area and residing spaces – it gets lots of use immediately after dim.

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

A single of the loveliest features of the residence, pops of environmentally friendly that can be found from many of the rooms. The dwelling place appears to be onto a wall of greenery relished together with a homely fuel log fireplace and complex wall sconces. Close by, the lavatory capabilities loaded blue tiles as effectively a freestanding Victorian claw foot tub – a timeless style and design that makes the room. 

Lounge room
Living room

Over-all, the ultimate style and design efficiently preserves the home’s charming historic capabilities while feeling thoroughly present day through. And it’s all the far more amazing when you look at the home is nestled amid apartment buildings and flats.

Child's room
Child’s place

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Pictures: Elise Scott