This beautiful Italianate remodelling of a Victorian office block, in Sydney, by architects, Renato D’Ettore, seems to prove an often-made point about the benefits of having a good bone structure.
The bones of this building are stunningly revealed, supporting the pared back, simple, monolithic aesthetic applied by the architects.
Italianate House, Surry Hills
The concept for this modern home was to translate an existing 1990s office fit-out into a contemporary residence while honouring the historic charm of the building and giving the owners a comfortable home with bold design modifications.
Introducing the impressive engineered double height brick vault ceiling to the restructured rear wing seemed an appropriate element for the Italianate style of the house. This brings to modern design such elements of historical grandeur that gave rise to the great architecture of early civilisations bestowing the notion ‘the arch never sleeps’.
Do click through, via any of the links here, to see and read more about this lovely Australian project.
Sadly, my rather chaotic lifestyle does not lend itself well to living with this aesthetic but, oh, how I wish I could.