Sunlight Dappled Rooms & Formal Gardens: Sue Carr + Paul Bangay on the Design Team

When a couple of esteemed designers
teamed up to produce a family home
of generous proportions & simple contemporary lines,
the result was a house which allows the furnishings
to take centre stage.
Sue Carr has brought
thoughtful detail to each area,
drawing on her commercial design background.
The bronzed balustrade to this mezzanine
& the narrow clerestory window above
add just enough interest to enhance the space,
without overwhelming it with fussy detail.
While Paul Bangay's landscape design
draws on his signature symmetry of axis
& repeated use of limited plant varieties.
Internally, this home for sale at Caulfield North
has been kitted out in warm tones of timber & limestone.
While the current owner's furnishings
have lots of texture & pattern with Moroccan inspirations,
the shell of the house could adapt very easily
to many different furnishing styles.
It's a big house.
Lots of spacious rooms,
which overlook large gardens.
The house itself is very simple,
with frameless windows, no cornices & crisply rectilinear lines.
The disciplined material palette of limestone floor tiles,
rich oak timbers used judiciously
& ivory tones throughout,
creates a unified theme throughout the home.
The personality comes from the choice
of furniture & decorative elements,
which means it is the kind of house which is a springboard
for people who like to add their own style.
Can you imagine boldy coloured artworks here?
Or a collection of orange, red & yellow Murano glass bowls
on a glass table with white chairs?
It would also work brilliantly.
Architecture recedes: furnishing becomes king.
It's an adaptable house.
What do you think?
Would you like to live here?
Property Location: 58 Howitt Rd, Caulfield North, Melbourne.
Agents: Kay & Burton
Designer: Sue Carr
Landscape Design: Paul Bangay