Jenkins Street House by C. Kairouz Architects

October 10, 2018

Split Personality

Jenkins Street House by C. Kairouz ArchitectsWhen asked to modernise a charming but dilapidated art-deco house in Melbourne, the team at C. Kairouz Architects created an uplifting modern space which sits in delightful contrast with the original building.

The contemporary extension was built in the back yard of the house, reached via a dramatic steel and glass walkway which marks the transition between the old and the new.  The walkway is suspended over part of the swimming pool, its glass floor glowing with the shimmering lights from the pool in an impressive show of architectural theatre.  

The open-plan living and dining space in the extension is flooded with light, thanks to the high slanted ceiling and extensive glazing.  The beautifully polished concrete floor provides a neutral setting for some stylish interior design features, including black kitchen cabinets and a huge marble-topped kitchen island with integrated seating.  Extra wow factor is provided by a bespoke TV stand atop a concrete unit between the dining and living spaces: not only does it rotate 360 degrees, it also has a mirror back which ensures attractive views from all angles.  

This is a cleverly designed house where old and new, yin and yang are in perfect harmony.

Jenkins Street House by C. Kairouz ArchitectsJenkins Street House by C. Kairouz ArchitectsJenkins Street House by C. Kairouz ArchitectsJenkins Street House by C. Kairouz ArchitectsJenkins Street House by C. Kairouz Architects

Links

C. Kairouz Architects

Shop the Style

Slick Style

Product Inspiration

Create a sleek contemporary look with the Gentry sofa from Moroso, the Grasso armchair from Coedition and the Sail TV stand from Desalto.   

Gentry 2-Seater Sofa   Grasso Armchair    Sail TV Stand with Storage Box

 

The Agata suspension light from Incipit would look wonderful over the kitchen island.  For added atmosphere try the Cosmos P floor light from LZF and the Karl-Johan table lamp from New Works.

Agata Circle Suspension Light   Cosmos-P Floor Light   Karl-Johan Table Lamp

 

Flor slick accessories to match the sleek interiors try the Wine Cool Breather from Menu, the concrete Blockwork desk organiser from Lyon Beton and the Loop wall mirror from Car-Met.

Wine Cool Breather   Blockwork Desk Organiser   Loop Wall Mirror


Also in Do Blog

Softie by OPA Architects

February 26, 2021

Softie by OPA Architects

How do you square the circle of practical, rectangular spaces with emotive, curvy designs? San Francisco based OPA Architects shows what's possible with the interior refurbishment of a modern house in Mill Valley, California.

View full article →

Shutter House by State of Kin

February 16, 2021

Shutter House by State of Kin

Japanese zen style goes far beyond minimalist white spaces. It is about thoughtful spaces which encourage the contemplation of light, colours, textures and shapes - the building blocks of nature and beauty. The Shutter House in Perth is a great example.

View full article →

Terrazzo Things from Lick My Brick

February 08, 2021

Terrazzo Things from Lick My Brick

There was a time when the use of marble was largely restricted to floors, posh kitchen counters and grave statutes. And then, at some point around the mid-noughties, marble was everywhere. Could the same be happening to terrazzo?

View full article →

Customers outside the UK (including EU customers):

All our product prices include UK VAT of 20%, which you don't have to pay! The VAT will be deducted from our product prices at the Checkout. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.