With a natural, monochromatic colour palette, Pearl Beach House simultaneously assimilates with the landscape in tone, whilst establishing itself in structure.
Constructed with face-brick that runs from the outside in, the materiality offers design continuity and ensures the property is protected from any potential bushfires that could engulf the thicket. The external grey masonry meets the polished concrete flooring at the entry of the home, and timber panelling and cabinetry are continuously woven throughout, both in flooring and through the joinery and luxury furnishings.
The minimalism and simplicity of the home offers an impressive canvas to display a curated collection of furniture from Living Edge. Mirroring the natural landscape and architecture of the home, the interior design consists of refined, timeless, impeccably crafted furniture. Utilising Living Edge’s portfolio of authentic mid-century furniture classics, the contemporary structure of the home is counterbalanced by clean lines, gentle organic curves, and the introduction of different materials and shapes.
In the kitchen, the furniture introduces a welcomed softness alongside the angular dimensions of the build. Nestled underneath the concrete and blackbutt kitchen island, the BassamFellows Tractor Stool is the only piece of non-integrated furniture. The Tractor Stool combines architectural precision with the honest, humanistic character of the handmade. Atop the floating shelf sits a Gatto Lamp, originally designed in 1960 by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for FLOS, Its delicate ridges, juxtapose the masculinity of the brickwork.
BassamFellows’ pioneering Craftsman Modern aesthetic is shared throughout the home, taking centre stage in the living space. A traditional focal point, the Asymmetric Sofa in grey marle marries architectural authority with a minimal-artisanal philosophy. Adding an element of texture to the space, the sofa compliments the interior colour palette; the shades of grey mirror that of the ceiling, flooring, brickwork, and concrete kitchen tops.
Mirroring the natural landscape and architecture of the home, the interior design consists of refined, timeless, impeccably crafted furniture.
Whilst subtle in design, the BassamFellows Geometric Daybed offers maximum impact. With soft leather, intricate bentwood and brass tubular metalwork, the piece is a supremely comfortable work of art. In the corner of the room, sits the Flos Taccia Table Lamp alongside the FK87 Grasshopper Chair, creating the perfect haven for a moment of reprieve, or the ideal spot for an evening spent reading.
Paying homage to the natural landscape visible from large bedside windows, the bedroom is modernist in style while. Echoing warm accents of walnut shared throughout the home, Herman Miller’s Nelson™ Thin Edge Bed, paired with the Nelson™ Thin Edge Bedside Table and Nelson™ Platform Bench was the perfect choice for the space. Due to the complimentary walnut joinery, the pieces almost seem to float amongst the space. The ideal minimal storage unit, E15’s Mate Shelf, leans casually against the wall, solid yet lithe, the perfect storage solution for space conservation.
In the upstairs bedroom, BassamFellows’ hero piece, the Sling Club Chair, sits proud within the corner. Pushing the boundaries of design, the chair is simultaneously masculine in its concept yet feminine in its curved shape, a true marvel of form. The warmth of the cognac leather complements the cool grey concrete flooring, creating a compact, comfortable haven.
The office space is kept simple, with furnishings that are equal parts functional and aesthetic. Design Within Reach’s Folk Desk stands against the wall, versatile and streamlined, offering both wall storage and an office desk. Tucked beneath is the Herman Miller, Eames quintessential mid-century office staple, the Eames Aluminium Group Management Chair, an ultimate ergonomic, stylish addition. Finishing touches include further nods to mid-century design, the Radiofonografo from Brionvega is a superb work of modern industrial design, thanks to its incomparable style and sound. Exuding retro charm, along with an incredible sound and the ability to move the sound modules to best suit the surrounding environment, this system creates a listening experience both stimulating and intriguing. For the office lighting, Flos’s Last Order Table Lamp is a petite and playful choice. Standing tall in the corner, Flos’s Toio Floor Lamp is more industrial in style, as opposed to the predominantly contemporary classic or mid-century inspired pieces, yet alongside the concrete walls and metalwork, fits the space seamlessly.
With its natural materiality, considered craftsmanship and luxury furnishings, Pearl Beach House is a comfortable sanctuary, offering timeless design and longevity for contemporary coastal living.