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Jo designed a water feature to tunnel
through a dividing wall between the
pool and the entry, so it offers a hint of
what's to come to visitors. Several mature
frangipani trees, fortuitously salvaged
from a local worksite, and a stylish Veneto
Bianco marble lightbox complete the scene.
"What we tried to create is something
interesting everywhere you looked
out," says Jo of the landscape elements,
which have been used to maximise the
limited outdoor space.
Over the five-year editing process for
this home, the team has seen a number of
deviations from the original plan. " rough
travelling and seeing different things, ideas
change," the homeowner explains. "I'd ring
the boys while I was away and say, 'I've just
seen this, what do you think?'"
"We just added accents as we went
along," Leon adds. "I think the best part
of design is that you can move and groove
because building takes a while, and the
council takes a long time."
While the majority of changes have been
cosmetic, one major revision was to flip the
STRONG LINES: The ensuite features
a movable mirror, Pietra Grey limestone
slabs and a tub from Rogerseller. (left)
Gold/cream silk tasseta quilt from
Cocoon Boudoir makes a lush statement
in the master bedroom. The Crystal
lamp, mirror co ee table and velvet
lounge in the background are all from
Baileys. (bottom left) The daughter's
bedroom has a gothic vibe with artworks
by Dan Estabrook and Tane Andrews.
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