Clever design works
Oozing coastal style in a split-level design, this Miami home was built to entertain.
Interior designer and builder duo Kim and husband Michael Lunt created a modern oasis after knocking down the old home in its place.
“I bought the home off my father in 2010 and decided to knock it down and build from scratch,” Kim says.
“I wanted a clean slate to create a stylish family home.
“At first it was just a project but we found ourselves living in it after it was built.”
Designed by Michael Tomlinson from MS Designs, the home was completed in 2015.
Kim says the couple spared no cost when it came to building.
“We imported the timber flooring from Brazil and made sure everything was top notch,” Kim says. “It has taken years to get to this point.” Kim says she was inspired by her interior design course when she was styling the home.
“We’re close to the beach here so I thought a coastal theme was perfect,” she says.
“One of the best decisions we made was putting ensuites in all the bedrooms, even the guest bedroom. The outdoor den is also one of my favourite touches.”
Kim says her family spends a lot of time outdoors.
“We wanted a focus on the alfresco and pool area,” Kim says. “We have had some wonderful dinners in the alfresco.
“Cooking and cleaning is easy and there is never any mess. “I like to call it the no-headache house.” The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home features an airconditioned gym and seven carport basement sprawling 150 sq m.
“My husband is big on man caves so it was a necessity that we made a huge basement for him to hang out in,” Kim says.