QUEEN ANNE VILLA
FEDERATION BRICK VILLA
What had once been a gracious Federation brick villa with Queen Anne features
was converted into maisonettes in the 1960s.
Blue Fruit was engaged to return the maisonettes back into one dwelling, while bringing the floor plan up to date for modern family life.
BUILDER: STUART GREIG
CUSTOM MADE TILES
The palette was inspired by the original lead light of the front door, with dark "lead" toned floorboards, a new smoky grey dado and these gorgeous locally made pale green glass tiles used as a splash back in the open plan kitchen.
Brodware tapware, made in Australia to a high standard of quality, were selected so the bathrooms will last for this young busy family.
Benchtops are stone, finishes are matte and colours are quiet to bring a sense of welcome calm to the everyday.
Tessellated tiles, in a contemporary colour palette of warm, quiet neutrals, reference the old tiles typical used in similar Federation houses of the same era. Similar pattern; contemporary colours.
It’s this mix of old & new which respects the original house whilst giving it a very timeless feel.
ALL IN THE DETAILS
Re-imagining a traditional Edwardian detail,
we installed a new timber dado in the corridor
and painted it in a richly warm grey
to create a sense of depth and movement.
New contemporary style LED lighting
was installed throughout the home,
to contrast with traditional details
like the original timber fretwork & ceiling roses.
OLD INSPIRES NEW
Inspired by the early 1900s when
the villa had originally been built,
we added elements of Edwardian detailing
(like chair rails & deep skirtings)
throughout the sunlight-drenched family living areas.
Bonnie & Neil hand printed cushions
add a gentle splash of pattern and colour
to the main bedroom.