Don’t be fooled by the unassuming cottage façade of this heritage home in the heart or Marrickville. Set foot inside and you’ll be surprised just how spacious, warm and welcoming this abode is.
Completely reconfigured to maximise the long, linear site, the new layout was designed to connect the indoors with the out, encourage entertaining while catering for the dynamics of family life.
The strong gabled form of the rear extension mirrors the original roof line, celebrating and accentuating its original heritage features in a contemporary way. While the interior scheme consists of a muted palette with white walls, timber and marble tones which allows the feature sandstone walls to really shine.
A stunning spiral stair case is set against the raw sandstone which also surrounds the linear gas fireplace – the perfect way to draw the eye and create an anchor point on the ground floor.
Stoke Fireplace Studio was called upon by designer Michiru Design Studio to help bring the home’s fireplace plans to life.
The Local Project recently sat down with Michiru to talk about the project and why they chose the linear Escea gas fire for the home. Michiru says “the fireplace is one of the features in this house and the Escea DS1900 allowed us to work in the fireplace without detracting from the rest of the minimal and timeless design. The selection in the different fire beds also meant that we were able to tie it nicely in with our interior finishes and the overall feel of the house.”
When it came to working with Stoke, Michiru says “Stoke were an amazing help. This was the first time we have used Escea and Stoke – they were involved from the beginning all the way until the installation. They provided us with design and technical input, and the builders with exactly how to prepare for their installation,” she says. “We are now working with them on many of our residential and commercial projects.”
Photography by Simon Whitbread.