As we get older and wiser, we can appreciate more and more the frequency of trends coming and going – we have to admit though… We aren’t sad to see some of those suburban, brown brick homes transformed into a new, more contemporary version of themselves.
Who knows how we’ll feel a decade from now? But today, we’re absolutely captivated by this transformation of a Marmion home by Perth multidisciplinary design studio State of Kin (also the masterminds behind the now-legendary Brick House, as well as its lakeside sister Shutter House and the dreamy, retro Sweep House).
Named Play House, the design has preserved the original home, enclosing it within a sheer, floating-effect façade.
Inside, cork flooring pays homage to the home’s ’70s origins, while plentiful terrazzo brings in a playful modernity paired with a retro Italian charm – not to mention those elegantly muscular arches, emphasised with a robust, deep red ochre.
The intensity of this burgundy and the bold playfulness of the terrazzo is offset but a much softer approach elsewhere.
Kitchen cabinetry is uniform and inviting in Laminex’ Bayleaf, while the primary bedroom is decked out in an earthy, warm clay tone. Another of the four bedrooms pairs the intensely yellow ochre doors with a cloud-like, delicate lilac – creating a tranquil hideaway that maintains a sense of youthful joy.