Elements of Victorian design sit comfortably next to modern finishes in this unique home.
A family of seven requires a lot of space; each area of the home has to take into account how it fits into the family’s lifestyle. For this project, the team at Underrated Studio was given the task to create a living space that serves the needs of a married couple and their five children.
For example, the new open kitchen comes with lots of storage space as requested by the lady of the house.
The dining area has been converted into a home office for her husband, with a built-in study table and a TV console. It also doubles as a study where the children can relax, do their schoolwork or enjoy some entertainment.
The homeowners wanted a modern Victorian theme for their abode and chose a colour scheme to match. Their goal was to have a unique and distinctive style for their space, drawn to the allure and elegance that Victorian interior design has to offer. The design team took on this brief and artfully fused the traditional Victorian style with modern touches.
Every part of the house except the two bathrooms was renovated. One particularly unique area is the kitchen, which now has two entrances. It can either be accessed from the living room or the bedroom corridor.
This means the children can still get to the kitchen without the need to go through the living space when their parents are hosting guests. The adults get privacy while the kids can go about their daily activities in their bedrooms and the kitchen without disturbing them.
The kitchen underwent a complete overhaul, with shaker cabinets and features like a large island and an arched cabinet door to hide the cooker hood.
At 35 years old, this executive flat had only been renovated once by the previous owner. This makeover gave it the refresh it needed, making the family’s dream of a functional and inspiring abode come true.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the June 2023 issue of SquareRooms.