Byron Bay New South Wales has a laid back ambience with ocean breezes and coastal chic at its heart.
The client's brief to Mac Design Studio was to create a retreat, a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the chilled environment, which essentially became key to the overall project.
The property is a north facing 472m2 home, set on a .607 hectare block of land overlooking Coopers Shoot at Byron. High up in the hinterland, it reaps the benefit of stunning views across the district towards the ocean.
Redefining the entry space was key to the overall project, with the goal being to create a real sense of arrival to the property. A new sandstone walkway leads you down a curved pathway to the front entrance of the property where you are greeted by large glazed doors connecting the exterior with the foyer.
The entrance area wall panelling follows on from the exterior and leads up the stairs to the first floor. The white panelling, rich in texture, is offset by bleached herringbone floors. Creative lighting and the client's artwork are welcoming features.
The upper floor takes full advantage of the beautiful views with a large open plan lounge and entertaining space, kitchen and dining areas, which create a natural hub for the home. The colour selection was instrumental in grounding the central kitchen area, with natural stone complementing the cool palette.
The main living area has a new joinery element housing a fire place for the winter months. The timber joinery also conceals the entertainment system for this space while creating a ledge for housing some special artefacts.
The layout of this area was designed to be completely flexible, ranging from entertaining mode to cosy nights in with the family. The space was zoned with two large plush rugs offset from each other.
The entire upper floor interior and exterior are connected via large sliding doors, maximising natural light. These external areas encompass entertaining and relaxation zones alongside an outdoor pool area which is complemented by a curved dusty pink wall, adding an element of surprise to the project. This wall can be seen from different vantage points within the interior of the property.
The large outdoor dining area and bar enhances the alfresco aspect of living. A bespoke timber-clad ceiling was designed, complemented by external outdoor pendants.
In addition, multiple lounging areas were created on the balcony to take advantage of the vista.
The master suite on the west side of the property was conceived to feel like a hotel suite. The bed is positioned against a flanking wall, anchored by a structure housing a luxurious powder room and dressing area.
A combination of coloured wall panelling and timber joinery line the dressing area for a touch of luxury. Adjacent to this area is a walk-in wardrobe and master ensuite. The vanity and bath surroundings feature New York marble and refined joinery which conceals ample storage.
The ground floor houses additional bedrooms, each with full ensuites and walk-in wardrobes.
Bleached ash flooring is offset by coloured wall panelling in tones of blue and teal. The bespoke kitchen joinery boasts the boldest colour scheme in the design and is complemented with honed elba stone counter tops and splashback. Bespoke joinery throughout the property consists of treated timbers and natural stone in neutral grey tones.
The materials are complemented by a refined selection of contemporary furniture and fittings to enhance the interior architecture.
- Produced with BowerBird