Hawthorn East House

The two storey Spanish hacienda style house was in original condition with a tired interior but very workable open floor plan. The brief included a complete overhaul of the interior including custom cabinetry and restoration of the exterior including extensive landscaping. The refurbishment of the interior was designed to celebrate the existing details of the house carefully combined with a Scandinavian and semi industrial industrial aesthetic to reflect our clients collection of furniture, artwork and style. The centrepiece in the design is the new fireplace and chimney which stands at full height confidently in the centre of the lounge, drawing attention to the refurbished vaulted timber ceiling. 

Credits: Main photo courtesy Bellina Constructions. Photo gallery: James Lauritz Photography

Project Status: Completed
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