Nolan House | Designer Furniture Australia


in Interiors, Residential

Designers and Architects Coy Yiontis are old hands at melding the old and the new and creating sanctuaries for home owners with stylish finishes and Australian designer furniture. Nolan House in Melbourne’s Middle Park is no different. The serene and private home is styled by Swee Design with luxury modern furniture that enhances the stunning materials used throughout.

When looking at Nolan House’s heritage façade from the street, you would never expect the oasis of calm and beauty to be found beyond. It’s truly an unexpected welcome surprise. The clients brief was, as with so many heritage sites; to maintain the original structure of the home, while adding spaces through additional structures and finding ways to make the old and the new feel like one. Coy Yiontis are old hands at respectfully and artfully doing just this.

The jewel toned Utrecht armchair by Cassina in the front sitting room shines as a modern addition to the heritage part of the home.

The jewel toned Utrecht armchair by Cassina in the front sitting room shines as a modern addition to the heritage part of the home.

All original spaces have been maintained with a large extension towards the back of the home including the addition of three courtyards, adjoining to the living room with transparent glass giving complete transparency throughout. The lines of the rooms are completely blurred, achieved through the expansive use of glass between the indoor and outdoor spaces. It certainly gives a sense that there is no separation between the indoor and outdoor areas. Noticing a discrepancy between the light filled new extension and the older building, the architects installed skylights in the latter, making sure it was no longer lacking in natural light.

"The introduction of light and the consequent creation of a sense of space and theatre is key to our architecture and interior design."

Coy Yiontis Architects

All original spaces have been maintained with a large extension towards the back of the home including the addition of three courtyards, adjoining to the living room with transparent glass giving complete transparency throughout. The lines of the rooms are completely blurred, achieved through the expansive use of glass between the indoor and outdoor spaces. It certainly gives a sense that there is no separation between the indoor and outdoor areas. Noticing a discrepancy between the light filled new extension and the older building, the architects installed skylights in the latter, making sure it was no longer lacking in natural light.

"The introduction of light and the consequent creation of a sense of space and theatre is key to our architecture and interior design."

Coy Yiontis Architects

The silver travertine is extended from the living area to the courtyard and can even be found in the glorious master bathroom, connecting all spaces.

The silver travertine is extended from the living area to the courtyard and can even be found in the glorious master bathroom, connecting all spaces.

Key materials in the interior and exterior of the home are the perfect blend for a modern home; timber, silver travertine and glass provide the perfect peaceful oasis for the family.

 

A luxurious furniture colour palette in grey, dusty pink and charcoal with accents of deep lapis blue gives a soft feel amongst the stone and travertine. There is a great sense of soft and tough in this home. The black light fittings are softened by the timber ceilings they hang from while soft pink cushions break up the rigid Patricia Urquiola sofa.

 

Coy Yiontis had an intentional approach to this home, to avoid repeating the heritage style throughout the extensions and create a modern, structural addition to complement, not copy. They have left the owners with a truly beautiful home, from old to new, inside and out.

Architects & Design | Coy Yiontis Architects
Styling | Swee Design
Photography | Peter Clarke

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