A Victorian Home is Transformed
Daniel Boddam has updated this Sydney home to become a modern and sophisticated space that retains all the charm of its heritage
Architect and interior designer Daniel Boddam has transformed a Victorian house in the peaceful Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill into a modern, design-led home for two professors. ‘This home has been designed with the ethos of considered simplicity. I wanted to instil a quiet luxury and sense of calm,’ Boddam explains.
The clients were keen to modernise certain parts of the house while maintaining its original historic charm. Boddam decided to declutter the interior in order to create more functional spaces that also receive plenty of natural light. The laundry and study were removed from their original location, and in their place Boddom created a more spacious dining room that also boasts views of Sydney harbour. This also enabled Boddam to add a protected external courtyard that can be used for entertaining.
Throughout the home, Boddam replaced some elements, like the skirtings, architraves and joinery, and inserted others, like new doors and walls. Door heights were raised to make rooms appear bigger, and as the clients don’t watch television, the living rooms became relaxing reading rooms instead, where the couple’s book collection is a design feature itself.
A monochromatic colour palette enhances the refined ambience, and is punctuated by an eclectic mix of locally and internationally designed contemporary furniture from brands and designers like Jardan, &Tradition, Dunlin, Thonet and Mark Tuckey, as well as pieces from Boddam’s own Monument furniture collection.
Text / Babette Radclyffe-Thomas
Images / Pablo Veiga
Styling / Clair Delmar