The Barn House – Samford Valley

When you’re invited to work with local architect PentArchi and builder ArtHaus, the answer is always yes.  It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in this project.  Not only because of the artisans behind the detail, but also the strong sense of style that the clients brought to the table.  The clients of ‘Barn House’ understood the home they wanted would be robust and reflect the local landscape.  Pentarchi delivered that through materiality and form, including warm recycled brick, black corrugated iron, timber and burnished concrete floors.

In order to continue the architects concept throughout the interior, I used a minimal approach with colour palette and leaned into texture.

The kitchen incorporates Caesarstone Black Tempal, paper rock cabinetry and a Calce venetian plaster splashback with timber and copper elements as highlights.

Bathrooms are finished in a warm monotone tile palette with interest added through a chevron brushed concrete effect tile.  Copper and timber features add detail to the spaces.

In the laundry I chose to contrast the kitchen opting for a fresh feeling with white cabinetry and a white splashback.  Black notes are incorporated via a delicate black fleck in the tile and black cabinet handles while the timber and copper elements remain.  Due to a lack of shelves with copper rails, I designed a custom piece that was made by the builder.

Photographer: John Downs Photography

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