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Single-Family House in Sydney Charms with Midcentury Modern Flair

Turning a 1920s semi-detached house into a modern home that serves the needs of a young family is a task that demands the best possible fusion of aesthetics and ergonomics. Located in Neutral Bay, a harbor-side suburb in Sydney, Australia, this beautiful residence designed by Downie North Architects was completely revamped to create a seamless interface between the outdoors and the interior. The Neutral Bay House was renovated and reworked in an attempt to turn the old, dreary home into a functional, urbane space that still embraces its historic roots. The result is a captivating union of styles and textures!

Street facade of the Neutral Bay House, Down Under in Australia

While the home has a limited footprint, the architects opened up the interior towards the small garden outside to give the residence a more airy, cheerful ambiance. Large glass walls and sliding glass doors effortlessly extend the living area outside, and the small porch becomes an integral part of the interior in warmer months. Even though the street façade remains largely unaltered, it is the open plan living area that opens up towards the rear garden, transforming the ambiance of the once confined home. Contemporary surfaces are combined with brick walls and an exquisite lineup of stunning decor to usher in a distinct midcentury modern style.

Lovely living room with a hint of midcentury flair

Exquisite use of brick wall and contrasting texures in the lovely living space

Fabulous use of the twin Paulistano Armchairs in the living room

Open plan living area with midcentury modern style

Narrow window in the dining room brings the garden charm indoors

Contemporary kitchen in white with a hint of gray

The lineup of midcentury icons that grace the home include the classic Paulistano Armchair, the timeless Nelson saucer pendant light and Noguchi light sculptures among others. A smart white contemporary wall unit in the living room, a lovely dining space and a contemporary kitchen in white complete the living area. A similar neutral color scheme is utilized in the bedroom and bathroom as well, giving the Neutral Bay House a serene yet refreshing modern vibe.

Bedding brings color to the neutral bedroom

Luxurious bathroom in white with standalone bathtub

Simple wooden accents bring class and warmth to the contemporary bathroom

Shaded porch that is visually connected with the living room

Nelson Saucer pendant light stands out in the living room

Smart living room connected with the garden outside

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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