坐落在墨爾本圖拉克幸福街道上的Ottawa House看上去就像是從童話書中搬來的，它的法國城堡建築和鋪滿礫石的前院點綴著一排排紅橡樹。夢幻的品質展示了由室內設計工作室Fiona Lynch設計的定義石材品質和靈活的空間安排的專家策展。室內具有藝術畫廊的特色，我覺得自己可能是無意中走進了Joe Wright改編《傲慢與偏見》中的彭伯利莊園。
Tucked in the blissful streets of Toorak, Melbourne, Ottawa House looks like it has been lifted from a fairy tale book with its French Chateau build and gravel paved forecourt dotted with rows of red oak. Beyond the dreamy qualities unfolds an expert curation of defining stone qualities and flexible space arrangements made by Interior Design Studio Fiona Lynch. With an interior tailored with art-gallery qualities, I feel that I may have accidentally stumbled into Pemberley House from Joe Wright』s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
這座兩層的巴黎風格住宅的最初是裸露的沙質內部立面，笨拙的廚房布置和不匹配的浴室。Ottawa House由其對稱的平面定義，寬敞地容納三間卧室和三間浴室，擁有有一個圓形中庭。應客戶的要求，將空間進行改造，以體現前任和現任業主的好客精神，Fiona Lynch用Boffi和Wolf/Sub-Zero裝置重新定位廚房，使其與生活區和外部景觀無縫融合。曾經的黃色牆面用白色石膏重新拋光，成為一種新的畫布，陽光的漫射賦予空間柔和的氛圍。
This two storey Parisian-style residence was originally kitsch-heavy with exposed sandy façade interior, awkward kitchen arrangement and mismatched bathroom walls. Ottawa House is defined by its symmetrical plan generously holding three bedrooms and three bathrooms with a circular atrium in the centre. At the client』s request to transform the space as a celebration of the previous and current owner』s hospitality spirit, Fiona Lynch reorientated the kitchen with Boffi and Wolf/Sub-Zero fixtures to seamlessly merge with the living and external view. Former yellow walls are repolished with white plaster, becoming a new canvas while allowing light to exude a soft ambience.
Perhaps because of the unforgettable existing marble bathtub, I could almost argue that it became the source of inspiration for the hero material. Volumes of marble are used in the bathroom and ensuite』s floating vanities, wall partitions, and as the countertop of the kitchen』s roughly chiselled stone island bench.
Additional rough-cut stone is placed at the flanking fireplace at the entrance foyer and the staircase, which is re-styled with charcoal polished timber and a custom bronze handrail. The selection of unapologetically cold material gives strength and awe to the interior – almost as if Ottawa House has been carved by a stone artisan.
The near monochromatic palette closely mirrors a deconstruction of marble』s characteristics. Against the white walls, black is distributed to the steel frames on the shuttered French windows, rails that frame the balustrade of the circular atrium, and black mesh ceiling above the kitchen area.
Complimenting the existing intricate blackened parquetry timber flooring, additional earthy and metal qualities are reintroduced to bring warmth and unify the overall ensemble. The living areas are accompanied by custom metal shelving, bespoke oak timber furniture pieces, and a limited-edition Apparatus Wall sconce made of bronze and horsehair. Graphic black bathroom fixtures from Boffi designed by Piero Lissoni decorate the wet areas, and custom circular mirrors from Agape and Gubi hover above the marble vanities. In the bedrooms, wheat-coloured linen curtains cast a soft glow against the textured wool carpets. Soot-coloured linen framed by delicate door pulls are also used in the custom cupboards. Maintaining consistency in materiality with a touch of luxury is a hanging Anders pendant by Pinch that gently floats by a stone fireplace.
通常，大理石的過度飽和很容易使建築的吸引力減弱，但當刻意用未精鍊的材料加以平衡時，它散發出一種「粗糙的邊緣」的品質。Ottawa House證明了Fiona Lynch精湛的石材應用技能——I am left wanting more。
Often oversaturation of marble can easily age the luxurious appeal of the architecture, but when nicely balanced out with purposely unrefined materials – it exudes a 『rough around the edges』 quality. Ottawa House is a testament to Fiona Lynch』s masterful skills of stone application – I am left wanting more.