GRENACHE RESIDENCE

‘Grenache Residence’ was purchased off the original owners who built it in the late 1970s.

Given that Sarah is in fact the Lead Designer AND owner of Birdblack Design, she was very much aware of what she was looking for in a home ready to be renovated.

In modern day living, homes are much more centred around being entertainment hubs, with open-plan spaces ensuring no one is left out in the cold, but rather a place to make memories with family and friends all around. Sarah knew she wanted to keep to the external structure of the original home, transforming spaces rather than building an extension. The external walls remained but also every internal wall was knocked down! This rendered a HUGE open space with a GORGEOUS Kitchen, Dining and Living Room allowing the all-encompassing space for people to sit, chat, watch TV, cook, eat, and DRINK WINE!

As you enter the Grenache coloured front door, to the left reveals a STUNNING Kitchen. The Kitchen is twice the size of the original kitchen, with a Grenache coloured concrete benchtop, a Pitt gas cooktop, with the Grenache concrete cladding the rangehood above. The palette is certainly dark and moody, but with so much natural light pouring, the aesthetic is airy.

The timber flooring is the existing flooring, which previously had been covered in carpet. Given the timber was in such good condition, Sarah and Dave chose a black satin stain which contrasts beautifully against the crisp white walls and ceiling.

The abundant cabinetry with a shaker profile in black timber-grain finish is the perfect backdrop with the showstopper certainly found in the custom concrete benchtop, inspired by red wine. The upper cabinetry is quite high up, a trick of the eye to elongate the height despite lower ceiling heights of the original structure. To warm up the space, brass is used as the handles and as an accentuated kickboard at twice the standard height on the Kitchen Island. The brass cuts through the dark features, bringing highlights. Recycled Blackbutt timber functions in the open shelving, as well as the timber framework around the Island. Strategically placed LED strip lighting is placed around the Island, to light up the Rombini triangular tiles, imported from Italy, giving a beautifully textured front to the breakfast bar, particularly from the front entrance as you come into the space.

The Kitchen is fitted out with plenty of hidden items: an integrated dishwasher, Magic Corners, an appliance cupboard for the smaller appliances like toaster, kettle and coffee machine. The upper cabinetry elongates the height of the room with a trick of the eye, a clever little trick of the trade. The gas-strut servery window, with a pull-down retractable flyscreen, allows that beautiful cross-breeze to occur whilst keeping the bugs away from the delicious food platters.

The cooktop is a gas cooktop by a German company called Pitt, looking beautiful in black against the burgundy concrete, paired with the black micro tiles in a bronze finish with a slight metallic sheen.

A ball and bar pendant lighting draw your eyes upwards to the two skylights, showing you the tops of the trees during the day and the galaxy at night. The cabinetry includes upward opening cupboards. The drawers are deep and supply plenty of storage with electronic/magnetic closing.

Doing the dishes, you look out over the back deck and into the trees. A servery window opens that space to perfectly pass through platters of food and fresh drinks through to the back deck. As you can imagine, the entire Living Space (indoor and outdoor) is an abundant thoroughfare, ensuring that people can be congregating in lots of zones throughout, without anyone being excluded by walls or partitions, making such a wonderful home for entertaining.

Barnes Interiors provided a netted sheer for window coverings throughout the home.

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Interior Design, Furniture Curation & Design Management: Birdblack Design
Build: Graeme Carberry Builder
Joinery Manufacturer: Paiano Custom Kitchens
Shoot Stylist: Birdblack Design
Photography: Louise Wellington
Videography: Pipewolf Media

‘Grenache Residence’ was purchased off the original owners who built it in the late 1970s.

Given that Sarah is in fact the Lead Designer AND owner of Birdblack Design, she was very much aware of what she was looking for in a home ready to be renovated.

In modern day living, homes are much more centred around being entertainment hubs, with open-plan spaces ensuring no one is left out in the cold, but rather a place to make memories with family and friends all around. Sarah knew she wanted to keep to the external structure of the original home, transforming spaces rather than building an extension. The external walls remained but also every internal wall was knocked down! This rendered a HUGE open space with a GORGEOUS Kitchen, Dining and Living Room allowing the all-encompassing space for people to sit, chat, watch TV, cook, eat, and DRINK WINE!

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As you enter the Grenache coloured front door, to the left reveals a STUNNING Kitchen. The Kitchen is twice the size of the original kitchen, with a Grenache coloured concrete benchtop, a Pitt gas cooktop, with the Grenache concrete cladding the rangehood above. The palette is certainly dark and moody, but with so much natural light pouring, the aesthetic is airy.

The timber flooring is the existing flooring, which previously had been covered in carpet. Given the timber was in such good condition, Sarah and Dave chose a black satin stain which contrasts beautifully against the crisp white walls and ceiling.

The abundant cabinetry with a shaker profile in black timber-grain finish is the perfect backdrop with the showstopper certainly found in the custom concrete benchtop, inspired by red wine. The upper cabinetry is quite high up, a trick of the eye to elongate the height despite lower ceiling heights of the original structure. To warm up the space, brass is used as the handles and as an accentuated kickboard at twice the standard height on the Kitchen Island. The brass cuts through the dark features, bringing highlights. Recycled Blackbutt timber functions in the open shelving, as well as the timber framework around the Island. Strategically placed LED strip lighting is placed around the Island, to light up the Rombini triangular tiles, imported from Italy, giving a beautifully textured front to the breakfast bar, particularly from the front entrance as you come into the space.

The Kitchen is fitted out with plenty of hidden items: an integrated dishwasher, Magic Corners, an appliance cupboard for the smaller appliances like toaster, kettle and coffee machine. The upper cabinetry elongates the height of the room with a trick of the eye, a clever little trick of the trade. The gas-strut servery window, with a pull-down retractable flyscreen, allows that beautiful cross-breeze to occur whilst keeping the bugs away from the delicious food platters.

The cooktop is a gas cooktop by a German company called Pitt, looking beautiful in black against the burgundy concrete, paired with the black micro tiles in a bronze finish with a slight metallic sheen.

A ball and bar pendant lighting draw your eyes upwards to the two skylights, showing you the tops of the trees during the day and the galaxy at night. The cabinetry includes upward opening cupboards. The drawers are deep and supply plenty of storage with electronic/magnetic closing.

Doing the dishes, you look out over the back deck and into the trees. A servery window opens that space to perfectly pass through platters of food and fresh drinks through to the back deck. As you can imagine, the entire Living Space (indoor and outdoor) is an abundant thoroughfare, ensuring that people can be congregating in lots of zones throughout, without anyone being excluded by walls or partitions, making such a wonderful home for entertaining.

Barnes Interiors provided a netted sheer for window coverings throughout the home.

See more of this full home design >

Interior Design, Furniture Curation & Design Management: Birdblack Design
Build: Graeme Carberry Builder
Joinery Manufacturer: Paiano Custom Kitchens
Shoot Stylist: Birdblack Design
Photography: Louise Wellington
Videography: Pipewolf Media

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