Tour an Australian Designer’s Modern-Meets-Traditional Home
In this episode of Houzz TV Live, designer Jess Hunter takes viewers through her new-construction home in the southern highlands of New South Wales, Australia. She shows how a galvanized metal roof, painted wood siding and brick on the exterior conformed the architecture to the heritage neighborhood’s rules. Meanwhile, an open layout and minimalist kitchen with black cabinets modernize the interiors.
Hunter also discusses how she used oversize pendant lights and a centrally located iron fireplace and chimney to create zones in the open-plan living areas. A polished concrete floor was ground down to reveal the inner aggregate that Hunter specified herself, and which resembles an eye-catching dark terrazzo. Linen drapes and a linen sectional help soften the surface in the living area.