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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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Layà Villas: “Twins flaunting unique personalities through divergent interior schemes”
ApartmentsSaskia Neacsu

Layà Villas: “Twins flaunting unique personalities through divergent interior schemes”

Australia

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Brock Beazley

Beyond the threshold of Layà Villas lies a world of personal expression, where contrasting aesthetics set the tone for each distinctive home.


Comma Project - Layà Villas

The vision for Layà Villas is a series of residences that stand distinctly from the suburban norm, designed as a collaboration between Jayson Pate Design and Comma Projects. Located amidst the tropical ambience of the Gold Coast, where opulence is found in abundance and subtle beauty is overlooked, Layà Villas provide a respite from the ordinary. Although this pair of architecturally designed duplexes would appear indistinguishable from the streetscape, they are “akin to twins flaunting unique personalities through divergent interior schemes,” say the team at Comma Projects. The façade of the duplex is simple: a series of subtle rectangular volumes and materials that certainly do not reflect the interiors that await beyond the walls.

The first dwelling is imbued with an immediate sense of tranquillity. Lacquered in a neutral colour palette and carved with organic curves, Villa A houses the interplay of subtle contours against textured tiles and brutalist materials. Located on the clement landscape of the Gold Coast, Turkish marble on the kitchen backsplash mimics the natural ebb and flow of the nearby sand and ocean, while contrasting handmade Moroccan Bejmat tiles envelop the island bench and enhance the tangible textuality of the home.

The master ensuite then stands as a retreat from the outside world, analogous to the solitude found in a wellness day spa. A custom sky-light window is orientated atop the room, for natural light infiltration to cascade throughout the space, provoking an equanimity and illuminating the textured surfaces, namely the handmade tiles.

The latter villa, on the other hand, was designed with a distinctive aesthetic that melds Mid-Century Modern with Art Deco features to evoke an experience akin to hotel living. There is a continuity of organic curves that are complemented by warmer tones alongside luxurious furniture and fixtures in Villa B. The kitchen joinery is enveloped in walnut timber, while the brass fixtures and bronze mirrors elevate the overall sophistication of the home.

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Comma Project - Layà Villas

Next up: Rosebery Residence by David Parsons Architect


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Saskia Neacsu

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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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