Magnolia House

Arent&Pyke: Magnolia House

Magnolia House

Past the front door resides a magnificent staircase of craftsmanship and sculptural form.  Affording a very real sense of arrival to this harbour side home, it was the initial concept sketch of the entry and new staircase as a defining gesture, that transformed the scope of the work from renovation to full scale overhaul. Stripped to its bones, the design introduces flow and connectivity, while the nature of rooms are reconsidered and given definition. The glowing warmth of oak flooring in a herringbone configuration permeates and softens throughout, while newly resolved lighting adds ambiance and sculptural form.

Over the course of two years we worked with the clients on every inch of their home. The interior architecture, furnishing, decoration, art selection, exterior paint scheme and final styling pieces were all lovingly designed, crafted and curated to create a home that was both sophisticated and comfortable while still being functional and appropriate for a young family.