Sweet Dreams

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A weekend away with family and friends is about fun, good times and relaxing… and ideally having a great sleep in and being spoilt with breakfast in bed. Hey, you deserve it! THE SHED has something for everyone with two bedrooms and a bunk room.

The Master Suite has incredible views across the green and down to the ocean blue. The huge King Size bed with custom black pallet base sits under a soaring 5.5 metre plywood ceiling which creates warmth. Beyond the bedhead is the ensuite complete with a deep clawfoot bath.

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The second bedroom is a simple and beautiful room with high ceilings and french doors to the North, and features a Queen bed.

The bunk room is a huge kids/family and entertainment room which contains two double bunks, both with pull out trundle beds.

Whichever room you find yourself in, enjoy… Sweet Dreams!

 

Light Up

Lighting was such an important detail to get right at The Shed.  The type of light fitting not only had to suit the room it was lighting up but we soon learnt the size of the lights were on a scale we weren’t used to… lights that would look right in a normal home looked like toy lights in The Shed!

Here are some of our lighting choices…

The Fireplace

The plan was always to have a double-sided fireplace which would act as a divider in the open plan living/dining area. Originally we were thinking of having a double sided GAS fireplace for ease and warmth that would be built into a central unit. After going back and forward and doing plenty of research on all the various types of fireplaces, we came to the conclusion that you really need the ambience of an open fire and we settled on a double sided open wood fireplace. We were just about to order it when the installer confirmed our fears of heating and draft issues. This took us full circle back to a French model, Chazelles Chiminee, which offers both slow combustion & an open fire through the use of a glass counterweight door on one side. Usually they are built into a wall or central unit, but we loved the strong lines and industrial feel of the fireplace so much, we thought it should be as much of a feature as the fire itself. Our architect designed a long steel stand for the fireplace to sit on – as well as the wood and other items. Looking forward to Winter!

La Cucina

The kitchen for The Shed was to be part of the open plan living/dining space, so we wanted it to feel light and adaptable, but also work in with the industrial aesthetic. As with everything on this build we wanted something striking but budget considerations meant nothing too pricey. Our architect proposed the idea of using mechanic/tool cabinets for the kitchen storage (instead of joinery), something he had seen at a friends place in up state New York. We were excited, and a little nervous, about this idea right up until we rolled the units into position against the oversized white sub way tile wall. We loved it! Cost effective, flexible, plenty of storage and the look worked perfectly with the industrial style of the house. If we ever want to update or change, we just simply roll them away… or as Dean our builder suggested, “like the Italians do, just take the kitchen with you when you leave’

Changing Rooms

One of the aims of The Shed was to create a spacious weekender with versatile spaces. We are hoping to achieve this through large flexible spaces; A bunk room that can be partitioned if need be, high ceilings throughout allowing a loft space to be included down the  track, and large doors creating an internal breezeway or sitting room – depending on the weather.  You won’t find a better example of this concept than in the kitchen!