How a top-to-bottom, high contrast overhaul redefined both the look and flow of this slick boarding house
Gutted to a brick shell, this century-old-property-turned-eight-bedroom-boarding-residence enjoys its current incarnation as an open-plan home thanks to Post Architecture. The centralized kitchen distinguishes itself from the home’s all-white interior with three-metre-tall lacquered cabinetry and panelled appliances in blackened blue. A sliver of white-painted tile in the backsplash pays homage to the old home’s original charm.
The layout is now well oiled: cooking and prepping functions are kept tight to one side, the edge defined by a crisp Corian island with fixtures to match, for an uninterrupted flow of movement between living and dining functions. Complementing these design techniques, both bold and efficient, are a cushy bistro-style seating nook in white millwork and a butler’s pantry, in deep navy, which stores help-yourself items like coffee and cereal – another move to keep traffic away from the compact cooking area. POSTARCHITECTURE.COM