A Statement-Making Space by Alexander & Co
When it comes to storied, statement-making spaces (and vanguards of the modern Australian aesthetic), few can compare to architects Alexander & Co.
This is one of their most recent creations - a clifftop, ocean-gazing 80's baby, reimagined for the new century by Alexander & Co principal Jeremy Bull and associate Shelby Griffiths.
The family's main living room strikes a deft balance between artfully creative and elegant. The hero of this space has gotta be the Camaleonda sofa by renowned designer Mario Bellini. Its iconic look and modularity are still as relevant today as it was 50 years ago, when it was designed. On my personal design bucket list for sure.
Speaking of design bucket lists, I've fallen head over heels for the contemporary (but traditionally loomed) rug in this room - Afghan Nomadic rug from Cadrys.
The marble coffee table was actually custom-designed by Alexander & Co, and that sculptural oak side table is by Australian designer Dimitri Vargas.
The Sacral Remnant armchair (in burnt orange, above) is such a bold, playful piece.
One of my favourite parts of this home is the extra-thick stone thresholds, did you spot those?
Speaking to Vogue Living, architect Jeremy Bull says: “I like the idea of marking the transition between rooms with a moment of material intensity. You see these kinds of thresholds in old European civic buildings and churches and they just feel so good. You could clad the entire room in stone and you wouldn’t get as much impact as just doing the threshold. It’s a kind of magic I don’t quite understand.”
This gorgeous dining table is the Jewel Scalloped Dining Table, designed and made in Melbourne by Zuster. (Alexander & Co have curated some of the best examples of modern Australian design for this home.)
There's those impressive thresholds again. Along the hallway, cavity doors slide along and into the wide stone frames.
Take me to church! Love the simplicity of this steel-framed cruciform window. That glass is fluted/reeded, by the way, which diffuses direct sunlight beautifully.
Love this combo headboard/display ledge/storage concept in the master, the perfect way to ground the bed in the space while giving the master loads of storage in a streamlined, visually-simple way.
This incredible floor - reminiscent of a Mediterranean hotel - is made of three different kinds of natural stone, broken into irregular shapes.
Love those little blackened brass ceiling lights - they're are a special custom version of the now-famous Trapeze lights by Apparatus. and the bar stools are a real fave - they're the Hinterland stool, by Australian designer Daniel Boddam.
Did you spot the arched steel-frame french doors? HELLO.
Make sure you follow Alexander & Co over on Instagram @alexander_andco to see more delicious details from this project, and the next incredible space they create.