The ground floor also has a study – a home office that came in super handy during the latest lockdown – plus a flexi room with a built-in, pull-down bed. It was important the couple have somewhere for overseas family to stay.
Box suggested this as a second living room that could be converted to a bedroom when needed.
“If you heat-mapped the home, there wouldn’t be any spaces that we don’t regularly occupy,” says Luisa Andrew.
In the everyday, once the kids walk home from school or return from the beach, the family tend to gather in the kitchen.
“It was Box’s idea to have a scullery where we could put the jug and the toaster, which makes the main space tidier,” she says.
The bamboo plywood cabinetry material was a practical choice for the kitchen and bathrooms, as other materials could show up messy fingerprints.
Warm yellow tiles to the kitchen splashback match the sunshine shade of the coloured front door. The coordinating yellow mailbox has become a talking point in the neighbourhood.
“Everyone in our suburb identifies us as belonging to the house with the yellow door and mailbox,” Luisa Andrew says.