Killara Cottage, NSW

Project - Killara Cottage

Location - Killara, NSW

Product Used - HW9554 Abrego

Designer - Ann King Design

Contractor - McGarry Constructions

Photographer - Amanda Prior Photography

The renovation of this four bedroom family home called for durable materials to suit a home for older teenagers and entertaining, and the requirement to work with elements that could not be changed including a beautiful dark slate entrance. 

Located in the enviable Sydney suburb of Killara, this home underwent a stunning renovation, to transform dated and dreary interiors into durable and sophisticated charm.

The owners desired a home to suit their teenage children, along with their love of entertaining on a regular basis. This called for careful and considered material selection to ensure longevity and low maintenance. The brief also called for impactful spaces that would create "moments to be celebrated".

The original home features a dark slate entrance that was unable to be changed, and so careful consideration was given to flooring selection to ensure it would compliment the beautiful dark slate.

Havwoods HW9554 Abrego  was selected for its rich, dark chocolatey tones and for its unparalleled durability qualities.

The Abrego dark wood flooring delivered a beautiful base tone that complimented the slate entranceway perfectly and allowed for a dramatic color palette provided in the use of contrasting colors in the joinery, upholstery and curtains.

"The Abrego color worked well with the existing slate that we couldn't change and helped the flooring throughout to blend and create a harmonious base to work with. Because of its color tone, durability and ability to work with the design, it was an easy choice for the owners"
- Ann King Design

To deliver on the promise of an impactful "moment to be celebrated", custom brass inlay details were added to the Abrego timber flooring, along with stunning French doors to open onto the entertaining space, and feature lighting to further emphasize the sophisticated design details in the space.