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photographers Craig Kinder
and Emma Van Dordrecht and
their two young daughters,
this cosmopolitan property fit the bill for
an inner-city location that was capable of
incorporating a photographic studio.
Originally tackling the project
themselves, they approached Joe Chindarsi
at Chindarsi Architects after their first child
was born. Joe was brought in to design an
addition and alterations, and was briefed to
provide enough space to accommodate the
family into the future, while being mindful
of the history of the building.
Joe set to work on creating flexible
spaces that catered to the family’s
changing needs. “Being in the creative
industry, Craig and Emma were open to
experimentation throughout the design
process,” he says.
This sense of adventure paid off in the
final result, with their combined creative
edge and keen eye for detail evident
throughout the home.
“At the beginning of the project, a
strong focus was placed on defining
the relationship between the house
and the shop. Our aim was to frame the
corner shop within and provide a new
backdrop for it to extend its life in the
years to come,” says Joe.
Glass windows and gutters define
the corner shop as a separate element,
Woven into the ingrained
urban fabric of North Perth, the
renovation of this corner shop
(circa 1920) celebrates some of its
original features, while embracing
a refined layout as a growing
family’s modern abode.
01-02. Original brickwork aligns the existing corner shop with
the new dining area, where a five-in-one pendant by
Innermost occupies the void. An island bench in pressed
stainless steel and Caesarstone in Nougat provides a
modern edge, with three dark coffee/gold Espresso 1
pendant lights from Beacon Lighting. A pistachio-hued
modular lounge from Empire meets seamlessbifold
doors. A canvas on the studio wall lists the station stops
on the Cronulla train line in Sydney, where Craig grew up.
03. At night, ribbon lighting above the studio door creates a
subtle distinction between the corner shop and the main
living areas of the home.
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