A White Cottage Expands Into a Black + White, Asymmetrical Modern Home

Initially a white cottage in Northern Melbourne, the Host Home underwent a significant renovation and enlargement to perform for a expanding spouse and children. Splinter Society initial prolonged the pitched roof volume managing entrance to the back again behind the initial facade. To best off the new, remarkable layout, the cottage is the foundation to black buildings witnessed from the exterior and inside of as the penetrate via to create new inside divisions.

The interior is an open program with a gabled roof that capabilities a white ceiling with rafters. The all-black kitchen area stands out amongst the white partitions and ceiling to produce a extraordinary glimpse.

interior view of modern home with high ceilings and a black and white color scheme

To unite the black and white volumes, a series of materials, like rough sawn timbers, textured plasters, formed concrete, and rough-lower stone, are applied through. The richly textured inside makes dynamic consequences all day and evening as synthetic and pure light transfer via the house.

interior view of modern home in black and white color scheme

The homeowners’ like of travel influenced the design and style of the inside spaces to be welcoming and completely ready to entertain.

interior of modern home with view of dark living room with green sofa and black staircase

The substantial distinction black and white color scheme is dialed down with a curated palette of subtle colours and a lot of texture.

interior of modern home with view black living room with green sofa

interior of modern home with view of black and white hallway

interior of modern home with view minimalist black bathroom with sunken tub

interior of modern home with view of minimalist black and white bathroom with small round stone sink

interior of modern home with view angled window looking through to another room

interior of modern home with view of black and white bathroom with shutters partly open

interior of modern home with view of black and white bedroom

exterior of modern home with vertical black panels as siding

exterior of modern home with vertical black panels as siding

exterior of modern home with vertical black panels as siding

floor plans of modern home with three floors

Pics by Sharyn Cairns.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Style Milk. She has a BFA in images from SCAD and can typically be discovered browsing for vintage wares, executing New York Situations crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.