Curva House in Australia by LSA Architects & Interior Design merges the appeal of a heritage Federation-style building with the contemporary vibe of a bold extension: “Created around a love of entertaining and family, the seamless link between the spaces allow for effortless flow with the strong use of texture and form. The formal gardens, heritage façade and bedroom zones of the stately Federation design welcome you and then the home opens up to reveal a thoroughly modern and playful rear family area.” The aim of the project was to slowly reveal the geometry of the new addition, without disrupting the overall architectural harmony.

Especially developed for a professional chef and his family, the residence features plenty of areas for entertaining and socializing: “The kitchen is the heart of the new interior with emphasis on the dramatic marble island bench and splash-back. The dining, living, outdoor entertaining, pool and garden areas radiate off this central space. The dining room and outdoor sitting area are enveloped in the oak lined Curve, this provides protection from the elements but offers intimacy allowing for the desired ability to entertain all year round.” Unexpected intersections and cavernous areas make this place an exciting home, encouraging a diverse lifestyle. [Photography by John Wheatley]