Curvy And Captivating, Sweep House Is A Retro Dream

Sweep House State of Kin
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It’s a testament to great design that a home can crystallise so many influences and still emerge a cohesive, liveable space.

Designed by local multidisciplinary design studio State of Kin (also the masterminds behind the now-legendary Brick House, as well as its lakeside sister Shutter House), this Mount Hawthorn home is characterised – and named – for its distinctive sweeping curves.

Sweep House State of Kin

The curved façade and round, porthole window evokes the spirit of Australian Art Deco and its ’80s revival – while the hit and miss brickwork and rooftop terrace brings in a nostalgic dose of 60s suburbia and Palm Springs glamour.

And while the textural white Tyrolean render certainly fits within those influences, it also has a hint of the Mediterranean to it – from Greek islands to Spanish haciendas.

Sweep House State of Kin

The entry and the pool veers more towards the ’80s art deco in its minimal glamour and the zig-zag of windows that overlook the pilates studio and sauna.

Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin

Inside, the kitchen balances a clean and contemporary minimalism with more nostalgic flavours – that faceted island making us think of both luxe ’80s minimalism and a vast, ancient monolith.

Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin

But what’s more retro than a sunken lounge? Sumptuous velvet Cassina furniture (care of Mobilia) invites long evenings relaxing with a wine (or perhaps a fondue), and offset the crisp lines of the curved staircase – which is illuminated by both a huge, moon-like round window and an overhead skylight.

Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin

Skylights are used throughout the home – including, dramatically, in the practically monastic primary bedroom’s ensuite, paired with a striking floor to ceiling use of Noce Eschilo travertine.

Elsewhere, three other bathrooms offset the gravitas of the travertine with the more playful Kit Kat-style olive green tiles.

The bedroom itself is a mellow retreat, mimicking the blush tones of the travertine in quilted velvet, wall-to-wall drapery and plush carpeting and the sweet addition of those pearl-like Michael Anastassiades sconces.

Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin
Sweep House State of Kin

All photos by Jack Lovel, courtesy of State of Kin

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