Melbourne couple, George and Claudia, relocated from Kew when they found tranquil acreage in the outer suburb of Research. To assist them in transforming the dark and segmented 1980s house into a warm, spacious, and inviting contemporary home, they engaged Sally Wilson of Substance Within Design.
Improved spatial planning was central to the renovation, focussing on creating an inviting open plan kitchen, dining, living and outdoor space for entertaining friends and family. They replaced the existing kitchen with a much larger version, with aspirations of hosting formal dinner parties as well as casual family dinners.
George and Claudia sought to incorporate elements of a luxury travel resort into the comfort and usability of an everyday home by prioritising the connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces.