What a show stopping space! This cellar design has been in the works for some time but it’s lovely to see it all complete and looking as divine as ever!
Based in Kangaroo Point, the clients of this property approached us to transform this underground section of their home into the luxurious cellar they had always dreamed of. The sandstone tiled basement of this heritage building made this project truly unique in character and something that excited us from our very first site visit! We knew from the beginning that it was going to become a really special design.
From the heritage guidelines and retaining the original sandstone, to the seamless blacked out ceilings and encasement of the chilled cellar, this project was a challenging one but a challenge that was well beyond worth it!
As you enter the cellar through the new glass doorway, you are meet with a space which is both luxurious and masculine whilst boasting a personality that celebrates the buildings original heritage. It was really important for us to make a feature of the exposed sandstone and brick, all while creating a design which would turn this basement into somewhere you wouldn’t want to leave.
The custom designed wine racking from Vine and Vault encompasses the room, allowing the clients to display their extensive wine collection while allowing us to introduce an industrial feel to the home. Each rack designed and positioned to sit seamlessly against the sandstone, with led lighting washing the walls behind built seamlessly into the new bulkhead and racking plinth. The cellar is centered around an existing brick column which we worked into the bar table design. The omega black quartzite benchtop sits beautifully on top of the powder coated table set with custom felt lined open drawers to display their special bottles and timber wine crates.
The laundry and additional storage was also designed into this basement space to replace the existing and ensure these neighboring areas breathed the new design language. The timber joinery finished in a brown japan stain paired with the custom brass handles creates a material juxtaposition like no other! With the washing machine and dryer set under bench behind some pocket doors to completely conceal them when not in use. The ‘Madoka’ tiles from Artedomus form a stunning diamond feature to both the laundry splashback and wall in the cellar, almost looking like some black leather upholstery stitched right onto the wall!
We were lucky enough to collaborate with Space Furniture when it came to the furnishing of this project, coming up with a jewel tone scheme which drew out the rich tone and texture of the structural elements of the home and sat perfectly on the new polished concrete flooring. Softening the atmosphere of the stone basement through colour, texture and lighting was critical and the bold key pieces such as the ‘On the Rocks’ sofa from Edra (bit of an ironic pair if we don’t say so ourselves!), B&B Italia occasional chair and the Moooi Rugs certainly did just that.
Photography by Cameron Murchison
Furniture from Space Furniture
Artwork from Edwina Corlette Gallery