- Architecture & development
The project we show you here demonstrates a real visionary design talent. This is a very spacious home for which a completely new concept was conceived. Although the original house needed more than an update, the current images show none of that. With the pride of a small palace, the renovated property welcomes you to take a closer look.
Australia's Render X is a visualisation studio led by Matt Jamieson. It is in his blood to push boundaries and explore possibilities to the limit. Close collaborations with architects and interior designers have already yielded a great deal of success, but this time it is a more personal project dubbed Ruin X. Thus, he bought the property when it was a dilapidated relic of the eighties. From the beginning, his intention was to plan a large-scale renovation, and to do so without external support from an interior designer. Instead, he made all the decisions himself and followed his gut feeling. Of course, renders of the design were also made, which had a significant impact on the outcome. As such, it is the first home in the entire country that he saw fully visualised. Consequently, you will not encounter anything similar in the studio's previous portfolio, which together with the scale of this project confirms its exceptionality. Both inside and outside you will experience distinct luxury in this home home. A large pool and terrace provide the ideal opportunity to soak up all the sunrays. Tall palm trees create a sense of vacation. Although we are in Australia, we recognise Mediterranean influences here and there, especially on the exterior and in the curved passages. Inside, of course, the large living space takes centre stage. Located on a small level difference is the sitting area, adjacent to a slightly lower kitchen and dining room. The sloping ceilings create an almost sacred impression, while an extensive kitchen island encourages culinary experiments. The same technique with Venetian plaster was applied to large areas, resulting in a beige texture that is pleasing to the eye. Originally this gave a beige colour, but adding another brownish tint created a shade with more dynamism. Microcement in a white colour was used for the floor and furniture.
Inside, of course, the large living space takes centre stage
The impressive result was preceded by an extensive search for inspiration. For example, the studio felt drawn to the various old European styles. Even though there are many reasons to love this house, they have a favorite element, namely the microcement floor that really envelops the bed. And there are a lot of other attractions in the bedroom, such as the adjoining terrace and the round headboard. Not insignificantly, walk-in closet has also been considered, complete with open storage for a growing shoe collection. You would happily get up here for less, because left and right you have more than the desired comfort. The same elevated atmosphere continues in the bathroom, where spacious open showers motivate you to start your day. There is far from the last to be said about the work of Render X. With this fantastic renovation of an dilapidated house, the studio is clearly putting itself on the map of everyone who can appreciate exceptional living concepts. We are already looking forward to what the future holds.
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Photography by Kristian van der Beek