As a warm and crafted family home, Thebarton sees a reworking of an existing residence to overlay a personal connection between custodian and place. Bringing their own treasures and alignment with both a Japanese and Nordic sensibility, the home becomes endowed with a warmth through the application of timber and tactile elements. Throughout, a spatial approach of openness binds the interior, while pops of colour, namely red, sit amongst a neutral base, to create a home that feels uniquely expressive. Having gone through a redefining moment of their own approach to living, the home marks the start of a new chapter of living with less, but with purpose, for the owners.
Through the addition of custom joinery and storage, key elements from the past have been imbedded into the architecture of the home, while a curation of objects, artwork and furniture remains on display, animating the various spaces of interaction. Ensuring a connection to the landscape was a core driver of both orientation and placement of spaces, shaping those viewpoints to the surrounding natural elements as an extension of the experience of the home. Thebarton combines a nostalgia for the past, having grown up within the 1970s, with a contemporary vision of how the owners wanted to live, today.