The Carriage House Studio is the name given to the first-floor extension over the double car garage at the rear of Park Villa 1873. The studio is planned as a guest retreat, with a layout reflecting that of a self-contained boutique hotel suite.

Enter via the garage and climb up the centre of the tower via the industrial spiral staircase that features lighting from Studio Henry Wilson’s aluminium sconce collection. The space opens into what could only be described as a contemporary take on a Hamptons mood. A combined bedroom, kitchen, living and dining (with separate bathroom) invites space, enjoyment and privacy.

The Porter’s colour palette of Grey Fox, Old Fashioned Nettle and Double Hailstorm joinery carries a classic feel through from the main dwelling and repeats themes found throughout the property. The Rustic heritage oak flooring grounds the interiors and provides warm tones and texture in contrast to the industrial elements.

The utilitarian bathroom is playful, with its use of modernist large format tiles, matt black tapware fittings and concrete grey Italian porcelain by Catalano. Furniture was carefully selected from the Gervasoni Gray Collection and designed by Paola Navone. It adds chic and elegance. Colourful pop artworks from the owner’s own collection add personality.

Interestingly, architect Luigi Rosselli gifted Julie the construction design for this part of the home. Rosselli beautifully resolves the functionality of the space and with it, he tells a story. There is always a narrative in Rosselli’s work. He makes clever reference to the crenellations at the front of the main house with the waves at the back. If viewed as a whole, the front and back are actually opposites of each other; two bookends, the back of which incorporates his signature curvaceous geometry.

Design Architect: www.luigirosselli.com | Interiors: www.decorjmh.com | Project: www.coronaprojects.com.au | Joinery: www.gelosa.com.au | Photography: www.prueruscoe.com | Styling: www.meganmorton.com