A red-brick and stucco façade serves as an elusive introduction to Artisan House, where a heritage exterior conceals a home with exceptional style. Originally designed by renowned interior specialist Stephen Ryan, recent renovations bring new life and a wealth of artwork.
There’s an elevated feel to the entranceway – a tantalising glimpse into the home’s striking design. A fusion of old and new, micro-cement flooring and an ethereal grey light fitting effortlessly combine with a soaring ceiling and intricate cornicing.
A green glass block offers an unconventional step down to the reception room – a gallery of abstract art. An uplifting space to unwind in, a floor-to-ceiling bay window floods light across parquet floors. Conversation starting pieces capture attention, positioned above a Pierro Lissoni sofa to one side, and a gas marble fireplace to the other. Make the most of the Sonos sound system and LEAX lighting and unwind in one of the Rietveld armchairs.
Playing a pivotal role in the open-plan kitchen and dining room, artwork defines the space. Deep toned cabinetry is the framework for a sophisticated kitchen from Mark Wilkinson, complete with lustrous marble counters and integrated Miele appliances. A dark wooden dining table ties the space together, lit by a rose gold light overhead. Double doors open to a thoughtfully separated private garden. To one side, lounge chairs frame a wooden fire pit, while a dining table creates a serene space for alfresco dining.
Across the lower flower, two minimalist bedrooms take on a Mediterranean aesthetic. In the principal bedroom suite, grey limewash replaces the home’s signature white walls, lending an easy calming ambiance. Creating a cosy nook to relax – a floating fireplace and a Le Corbusier Chaise Longe. Integrated wardrobes seamlessly meld into the space, while light filters through glass doors that open to a private patio. A sophisticated space to refresh, monochrome tones wrap around the en suite bathroom. Soak stresses away in the freestanding black bathtub, or step into the rainfall shower.
Warm white limewash is a welcoming embrace in the guest bedroom, where a soothing tone is amplified with soft light. Glass doors open to a tranquil internal courtyard, a peaceful spot for morning coffee or evening drinks. Serving this bedroom, a bathroom enveloped in dark textured wallpaper comes with a bathtub.
Also on this floor, a brightly-lit office space leads the way through the courtyard to a sauna.