CON­TI­NU­ITY AND SIM­PLIC­ITY

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When Toni and John de­cided to knock down the orig­i­nal old fi­bro home and re­build on their block of land, they felt very strongly about cre­at­ing a home that suited the char­ac­ter of the town. But while it was im­por­tant to them to hon­our the old beach­side feel of Len­nox Head, it was just as es­sen­tial their new home was mod­ern and suited their hol­i­day life­style.

“The build­ing codes were quite strict, and we planned our home for about five years to get the bal­ance just right,” says Toni. Luck­ily, all their goals were achieved with the right choices in de­sign and dec­o­rat­ing. For ex­am­ple, con­ti­nu­ity of colours and ma­te­ri­als achieved the right look, while out­door zones make the yard space prac­ti­cal and live­able. “I love that we used the same tiles in­side and out,” she says. “We didn’t com­pli­cate things with too many dif­fer­ent el­e­ments, and it’s worked well. I think it looks so lux­u­ri­ous.”

Toni also had clear ideas about cre­at­ing func­tional, at­trac­tive out­door spa­ces that flow beau­ti­fully from the in­door rooms. “I wanted to use lots of glass to achieve seam­less in­te­grated in­door-out­door liv­ing en­vi­ron­ments,” she ex­plains. The muted pal­ette works in the same way, as do re­tractable glass stacker doors, while fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories set up dis­tinct nooks for eat­ing, re­lax­ing and show­er­ing.

Well planned

It’s just a short hop from beach to pool via shower to rinse off the sand. Per­fect! GREAT IDEA Hooks and racks for swim and surf­ing essen­tials.

Out­door zone

Style up re­lax­ing and so­cia­ble liv­ing spa­ces just as you would in­side.

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