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THE AVENUE BY ARENT&PYKE

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

In/Out: The Avenue by Arent&Pyke

‘The Avenue’ is an Arent&Pyke project very dear to our hearts. We have won a number of national awards with this project and it continues to be shortlisted for many more national and international awards! The Avenue was featured in Vogue Living earlier this year and it is most certainly time to share this home in its entirety!

This 1880’s terrace in Randwick called for an update that would respect its grand heritage and uplift the spaces, revealing its beauty and creating new moments of joy. Respecting the original architecture, the success of this project relied on our ability to marry a modern family life lived within old walls with a timeless style executed in a contemporary fashion.

Once a boarding house, some rooms were stripped back to their original forms, while others were repurposed to provide a study, master robe, ensuite and bathroom. Our collaboration with the architect led to the design of new openings in the kitchen extension, and the important integration of new exterior forms with the existing envelope.

In homage to the timelessness of the existing architecture, our materials palette for the built elements was intentionally restrained. This allowed us to layer colour and texture in the decorative phase of the project. We undertook an intensively detailed curatorial design process to celebrate the grandiose architecture, harmonise the clients’ varying aesthetic and develop an eclectic yet cohesive; balanced yet unexpected; collection of spaces. When designing the spaces we worked with a range of materials, and details which complement each other to create a character for the home which is both cohesive and eclectic.

We approached the rear extension kitchen with a timeless application of classic materials and iconic pieces. White joinery, a stainless steel workbench, basalt benchtop, accents of American oak are complimented by iconic lighting from Artek to resonate with the strong black steel framed doors. Clean and uncluttered, the bold colour palette was developed in response to the clients’ much loved Enzo Mari “Apple” print.

In the formal living spaces and master bedroom, deep hues of blue and sea-green anchor the decorative schemes. Responding to the opulent scale of the bedroom, the custom-designed bed, ottoman, and antique armoire are all overly-scaled elements. Highly detailed Fornasetti wallpaper wraps through the master dressing room and ensuite, reducing the scale in these more intimate spaces with its hand-drawn appeal and whimsical cloud motif. Window treatments with accents of silk and the decorative lighting call the eye to the vast ceiling heights.

There is a recurrent preoccupation in our practice with creating spaces that are unique, individually tailored and decorative yet not over decorated. The Avenue reveals the very nature of our design process of ‘curating’ and ‘creating’, a careful balancing act. The idea of creating spaces and using finishes that could withstand the next two hundred years was importantly at the front of our minds.

‘The Avenue’ was the kind of project we always dreamt of, a unique and inspiring synergy between client, architect Tom Ferguson of TFAD and Arent&Pyke.

Credits: Photography by Anson Smart, Shoot styling by Megan Morton

0 responses to “THE AVENUE BY ARENT&PYKE”

  1. Nadine Bush says:

    Absolutely stunning!! Ladies can you give me info on the beautiful leaf print fabric on the living room sofa? Xx

  2. Marcus says:

    This is amazing! Can I ask where the rice paper looking sphere hanging lights are from?

    • AP says:

      Hello there Marcus and thank you so very much for your comment! The rice paper spheres are Noguchi pendants – available at Space.

  3. Hilary says:

    Best thing I have seen! Are you able to advise on the 6th photo from bottom at the top of the stairs, the chair and pendant light – where are those both from?

    • AP says:

      Thank you Hilary! That is such a lovely comment to read! We are so glad you love the project. The chair is the Carl Hansen Safari Chair available at Cult. The pendant is the George Nelson Bubble Saucer available at Spence & Lyda! Best of luck!

  4. Beautiful – and lovely to get such a complete picture of the project. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Virginia says:

    Stunning result!

  6. Holly Devir says:

    So talented! Absolutely beautiful, your clients must be thrilled!

  7. Leonie says:

    Beautifully executed. Lovely to see the additional photos of the space! Well done.

  8. Diana says:

    This is your best project yet. Love the colour palette and bold statement wallpaper. Stunning. Well done!

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  10. Sarah says:

    Thank you for sharing, I was so excited to see this home in its entirety – I love so many elements of it.

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  13. Sarah says:

    So beautiful! Would love to know where the basin and stand is from.
    Thanks x

  14. Gwenda says:

    Hi, Love the pair of dark upholstered chairs in the living room – close up 4th image. Looks like dark navy or grey velvet with nail-head trim? I am guessing they are vintage? If not, please tell me where to purchase them. Beautiful aesthetic, with some thoughtful risks, throughout the entire home. Congratulations.

  15. angela says:

    Hi there
    Totally obsessed and inspired by this beautiful project. I love everything! Can I ask is the main house colour Dulux Stone by any chance? I’m doing the front of my terrace and love the look of this – it looks very close to Stone?
    Thanks Angela

    • AP says:

      Hello there Angela and thank you for your lovely comment. The house colour is Murobond ‘Murowash’ in Cracker 120.

      • angela says:

        Thank you for that. And that front door is stunning!! Is that a murobond colour also? I grew up in that area and went to the school around that’s corner so its great to see how the area has evolved.

  16. Amanda says:

    Love this house! Could I ask the colours used for the exterior at the back of the house please? The charcoal and the lighter tone the brick work in particular. Many thanks!

  17. Sarah says:

    Any chance you could share where the white wall tile with capping is from? I adore this project!

    • AP says:

      Hi there Sarah and thank you for your comment. There are 2 types of capping tiles, one is a carrara marble and the other is black marble and both are from Bisanna Tiles in Surry Hills. Best of luck!

  18. Emily says:

    beautiful design! I am hoping you could tell me where you got the rug that is seen in the bedroom? It has blue diamonds on beige. Thank you

    • AP says:

      Hello there Emily and thank you for the comment! It is called ‘Damascus Blue’ from The Rug Company. All the best!

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