- Architecture & development
When the Decus architects sink their teeth into a project, you can only expect spectacular results. They do not disappoint with Monsieur G either. That is why we are eager to present the beautiful forties house in Bellevue Hill, Sydney that Decus transformed into an original and above all fashionable family home.
When Decus first got their hands on the Monsieur G project, they had only one goal: to illuminate the house. The team did so by completely eliminating the unnatural layouts created during previous renovation projects. This rearrangement finally gave the house a chance to breathe. Not only by installing large windows in the house, but also by drawing in the beautiful views of nature. Alexandra Donhoe Church, founder and general manager of Decus, explains further: "There was considerable tinkering with the design to create an efficient, logical layout on the two floors of the house, with an emphasis on bringing in natural light and views.' The natural beauty of the surroundings, together with the chosen materials and hues, makes all your senses tingle. The oak floors and pale walls, as well as the carefully chosen shades of grey, blue and green exude rural tranquillity. Yet Decus also makes room for spectacle: in the middle of the house, a circle of light flaunts the monumental staircase elegantly. In addition, Decus prioritises the client's wishes. Since the resident family loves to receive guests, our partner allows the wood-clad kitchen to flow into the three public living areas. This allows the family to always be with their guests and let their cosiness shine without any problem.
The natural beauty of the surroundings, together with the chosen materials and hues, makes all your senses tingle.
Although the Monsieur G concept sits flaunted on the Australian hills, Decus has spared no expense to refine the design to perfection; even if some elements should come from down under. For example, the custom-made glasses come from Flanders and some of the furniture such as the Cassina Utrecht armchair are Dutch. So you see, our Flemish splendor shines all the way to the other side of the world to offer a cosy family a restful refuge. Architecture, Interior Design & Decoration: Decus
Build: Critharis Construction
Photography: Dave Wheeler
Styling: Atelier Lab