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A tranquil patch of land on the Northern rivers tucked away just outside of Alstonville is a home that has undertaken a significant renovation.  With such an incredible view of the ocean, the owners really wanted to bring that and all the natural light is offered inside.


The existing structure had many small windows which obstructed the view and made the home feel dark and small. It didn't have any connection to the outside and the very small, very awkward-shaped living and dining areas weren't conducive to the owner's love of open spaces and entertaining friends and family.  Opening the home up through the use of large glass stacker doors and a light interior palette this home was transformed into a beautiful, coastal Hamptons-style retreat. 


Having rectified travertine tile at the entrance and around the perimeter gives the home a seamless look, while its texture hints at what awaits inside. Which is a sense of continuity, harmony, and contrast through the use of textures and carefully crafted compositions.

Using cladding on the outside and VJ board pannelling in the bathrooms, the vaulted timber ceiling and the tile detail to give the home character, the homeowners wanted a modern Hamptons style home inside and out. A seamless flow from inside to outside is made possible by the use of an integrated door track for the large stacker doors.


A much-needed renovation was done to the original fire place, which was wood burning before the owners decided to install a gas fire. The brick chimney was softened using a very old technique called german schmearing which allowed the fireplace to be a feature in the home without it dominating the entire space.

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Using a mix of different materials such as concrete, timber, stone and soft carpets and fabrics this home has an abundance of interest while remaining calm and nuetral at it's heart.  


Throughout the home are many design features such a vj board and patterned tile and paint colour however they all compliment each other beautifully.  Wanting the interior to be warm and inviting the introduction of a patterned tile and a very soft sage green paint in the bathroom gives the room interest.  The owner is very much into wood work and so he custom built the vanity in this bathroom, the use of the timber in this space creates warmth and interest.

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