Designed by Darren Genner, Minosa
From the designer:
Who knew this modest southern Sydney suburban home was inhabited by two funky design conscious empty nesters?
Upon entry, the house revealed an amazing split-level design, with the kitchen/lounge space situated on the lower level that felt subterranean and cocooned into the gully on which the house rested.
Bring nature in, create drama and 'we are not doing this again!' were the key takeaways.
The space had to cater to the owners' expanding family and grandchildren.
Plus, the couple both loved to cook and entertain and the kitchen had to be stylish, quality driven, functional and feel like it had always been there.
The original layout was tired, outdated and cramped – it felt dark and claustrophobic – and the ceiling height was concerning, with three steel beams sitting low & running the length of the room.
This existing situation had the designers scratching their head!
The space needed to open up.