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Inspired by the warehouse-to-luxury home conversions often seen in New York, Sydney and Melbourne, this stunning display from Riverstone Custom Homes has a razor-sharp urban edge.

In contrast to its neighbour, Riverstone’s Lennox Beach display, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom Paddington is sleek and modern, with masculine interior architecture accented with black finishes.

Riverstone Building & Design Consultant Anna Pearce said the home was minimalist in nature, a display of refined elegance across three levels.

“It’s a simple, contemporary aesthetic that flows from the exterior of the home all the way through the interior design and completed by the furniture fit-out,” she said, the fit-out a collaboration between King Living furniture and the Riverstone design team.

The colour palette is monochromatic, with sleek black commercial window frames, dark-grey tiling and feature black-stained timber accents throughout contrasting with the crisp white interior paint.

The monochromatic theme throughout the Paddington is anchored by lighter woodgrain laminate flooring and white gloss cabinetry.
Camera IconThe monochromatic theme throughout the Paddington is anchored by lighter woodgrain laminate flooring and white gloss cabinetry. Credit: JOEL BARBITTA/Riverstone Custom Homes.

“We’ve used textured tiles, woodgrain laminate and washed-out grey timber flooring to give the aesthetic some layers and depth,” Ms Pearce said.

The ground floor offers a garage and generously sized storage room. On the first floor sits the master retreat, featuring a large walk-in robe and an opulent ensuite which is sure to impress.

“There is a wall-to-wall floating vanity in white gloss cabinetry with an oversized Caesarstone slab piece for the benchtop in front of a full-height herringbone tiled splashback,” Ms Pearce said. “The whole room feels luxurious and elegant.”

A library, fitted with a kitchenette, makes for an ideal study or activity room for the kids. The master and the library share a balcony with a view. Two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, a commodious laundry and a long courtyard complete the level.

The second floor is home to an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, a fireplace with feature timber surrounds and another huge balcony with stunning ocean vistas.

The second storey is home to an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, overlooking stunning ocean vistas.
Camera IconThe second storey is home to an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, overlooking stunning ocean vistas. Credit: Joel Barbitta/Riverstone Custom Homes.

Ms Pearce said the space was a show-stopper.

“We wanted to capture the panoramic views of Cottesloe Beach and beyond, so the entire front of this space is made up of windows and stacking doors,” she said.

“The balcony with glass balustrade and alfresco off the kitchen create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. The clerestory windows above the living room further enhance the space, allowing more natural light in.

“A feature LED lighting strip has been recessed into the living room ceiling – a difficult finish, but worth the effort. It’s a striking, bold feature.”

A home theatre or second family room, a fourth bedroom and an ensuite are also found on the second floor, designed to accommodate independent living if desired.

The sleek and refined ensuite features double vanities and a freestanding bath, with the black and white contrast creating a clean and crisp look.
Camera IconThe sleek and refined ensuite features double vanities and a freestanding bath, with the black and white contrast creating a clean and crisp look. Credit: Joel Barbitta/Riverstone Custom Homes.

“This, plus the inclusion of a lift to service all levels – means the home could be suited to downsizers or retirees,” Ms Pearce said.

“We wanted the homes to suit all kinds of buyers. Families with teenage or older children could live independently on the first floor with the library room and kitchenette facilities. It also lends itself to a lock-and-leave lifestyle for travellers and retirees, with minimal gardens to care for.”

With a design emphasis on utilising the interior to bring the home together, Ms Pearce said the resulting build was seamless and bespoke inside and out.

Located at 6A Nailsworth Street, Cottesloe, the Paddington is open for viewing Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm and by appointment.

CONTACT Riverstone Custom Homes, 9436 9696, www.riverstone.com.au

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