Designed by Sydney interior designers Space Control, this Coogee abode was given a major face lift recently and the result combines mid-century elements with Deco flair in what is now a sophisticated family home. “The client brief was to bring this Coogee beach house to its maximum potential as it was in desperate need of a complete makeover. We also needed to introduce a sense of a playful contemporary style to the interiors that related to the clients’ beach lifestyle,” says Space Control director Cressida Kennedy.
“We wanted to create a house that had a strong design direction but was still a livable family home – not too perfect. One where the kids could come directly from the beach and feel relaxed to use the features and furniture of the house. The solid American walnut timber joinery is combined with a minimalist white colour palette that contributes to the laid back coastal atmosphere created within the home,” says Cressida.
Combining brass, marble and feature American walnut, there’s no denying the high-end bespoke joinery (created by Bondi Kitchens) is a standout feature of the renovation. The full fit out joinery package included a stunning kitchen detailed with v-groove polar white curved island and back bench, along with American walnut veneer full height cabinets, detailed with a solid walnut trim. “The house is richly layered with numerous bespoke interior elements that add fun, joy and intrigue, whilst the design creates a new visual language for the family home,” says Cressida.
And as for her favourite space, it’s the knockout first floor parent’s retreat. “I like the open planning living that is focused around the marble fireplace along with the feature American walnut timber and brass bar for entertaining. The house has amazing natural light and this space captures it beautifully,” says Cressida.
Photography: Drew Wheeler