Australian studio Nina Maya Interiors has been commissioned to create a functional family home for a family of 4 in the heart of Balmain, Australia. It was important to give the house a fresh, modern feel to the beach house, which was done through a discreet design and consistent material selection of limestone, wood, plastered walls and bronze accents in custom joinery.
The pre-vision was to create a sense of escape and retreat. Clients lead busy lives and want their home to feel like their own sanctuary. This feeling became even more important during the pandemic – when the house was built – as they could no longer escape to their favorite vacation destinations.
The materials make crafts and architectural elements shine.
To create this desired feeling, a new low was dug into the site dedicated to recreation and health. Think a modern fitness room, steam room, home cinema, billiards room, and bar. In addition to these spaces, the spacious 3-storey residence has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a study, a landscaped pool and a cabana.
The home has a refined style with a minimalist sense of luxury, and the beautiful materials make the craftsmanship and architectural elements shine. For example, the stove was entirely handmade from individual pieces of bent limestone, which took three days to complete. In the master bedroom with private bathroom, a soft color palette was used. In the bathroom, the space is adorned with curved bathroom furniture encased in a little cement, as do the handcrafted built-in sinks in white Elba marble. The room also has Marmorino plaster walls. Nina Maya carefully selects furniture and art pieces for each space to create a sophisticated and sophisticated aesthetic. The residence includes several pieces by Australian architect and furniture designer Daniel Bodham. The studio has a great flair for its organic forms and references to nature, which is a nice addition to the natural selection of materials. These pieces are combined with unique antique finds from around the world to give the project a cosmopolitan look. Photography by Anson Smart
Design by Nina Maya Interiors
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