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Sorrento | Shades of grey
His arrangement of Aboriginal artwork
in shades of orange makes a lively,
almost whimsical statement against the
monochromatic colour palette, which Rob
believes was the catalyst behind being
awarded Best of State Residential Design at
the 2012 Australian Interior Design Awards.
The use of bluestone, a local basalt
traditionally used in Victoria as a paving
stone both indoors and out, enhances
the single colour scheme. The continuity
of bluestone, and the absence of a level
change, increases the sense of space
and provides a seamless transition from
indoors to outdoors, while also defining the
outdoor living area and reducing any glare.
“It was a brave move using bluestone
in the indoor living areas, but it actually
has the effect of being quite sophisticated
yet casual at the same time,” Rob says.
“I like that the home successfully
shows the importance of the interior and
architecture being one. If you achieve
that, then I believe you really have created
something quite special.”
06 The Blackbutt timber pergola is planted with grapevines
that will shade the outdoor living areas in summer.
07 The fins over the back courtyard quadrangle add an intriguing
dimension, while supporting the sash windows and discrete
flywire screening to allow for airflow.
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