Taking inspiration from romantic locales, this Mediterranean design creates a tranquil retreat that would particularly suit the verdant Australian wine country. Key elements of the design include curved terracotta roof tiles, arches, exposed timber rafters and stucco (rendered) walls. A romantic look characterised by warm stone and terracotta, it’s a design aesthetic that has been adapted beautifully into our new home, The Tuscany.
A flowing and spacious floor plan for entertaining
The Tuscany Residence shares the floor plan of its sister design, the Santorini. It has a light and airy feel, with luxurious, flowing spaces that feel organic and enable easy living and entertaining.
A versatile 16.5m wide design that’s suited to 18m block widths, the ground floor incorporates three functional areas. A guest area for long-stay guests, a home office and an elegant area for entertaining that brings the outside in, with an internal courtyard that harnesses natural lighting.
The home also facilitates relaxed family living by linked but separate spaces. There are three distinct spaces on the first floor for younger or older children, each with its own bathrooms and ensuites. These zones are then connected to the spacious main bedroom by a hallway bridge that overlooks the ground floor courtyard and foyer atrium.
When it comes to interior design, vibrant golds and reds, earthy greens and accents of yellow and blue will reflect the colours of the Tuscan countryside.
With a celebration of light, airflow, and organic spaces and a seamless connection between relaxed outside and indoor living, the layout creates the impression of being on an endless vacation.
Mediterranean architecture is celebrated for its elegant simplicity, a minimalist yet romantically appealing aesthetic, and a palette of warm natural tones. It has an innate ability to craft an environment where privacy and tranquillity flourish, fostering an intimate family-oriented lifestyle. Jessica Joseph, an Interior Designer at Hall & Hart, delves into her design inspiration and the art of bringing the Tuscany style to life.
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