Spanish Mission house with a modern twist

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 by midcenturyjo

Old meets new in this modern makeover of a classic Spanish Mission bungalow by Melbourne-based design firm Kennon.Studio. The arch motif, repeated throughout the house, references the house’s history but in a way that is modern and fresh. A tight colour palette of black and white allows graphic art works to pop. Decoration is stripped back, lines are clean and contemporary, but modern minimalism no way detracts from the house’s past. A perfect marriage.

chelsea says:

the black face art is kinda off-putting

Janice M. Flagg says:

You are In the presence of genius. That art, if authentic, are by Basquiat.

Blanders says:

There’s a lot to love in this place. Highlights include the (inexpensive!) reinterpretation of the classic white picket fence, the floating kitchen cabinets, the terrazzo tiles in the bathroom that look like TV static from a distance, and what looks like a reimagined custom leadlight panel next to the front door.

Given the homogeneity of the art collection, this is an artist’s house?

Ant says:

I love Spanish Mission especially in Australia. I wonder if the artist is Black. Anyone know ? Nigeria is written on one of the paintings. says:

Love the facade of the house…wall and palm tree configuration. Perfect.
Love the minimalist lines of the kitchen and the black, and what looks to be IKEA light fixtures…I have one too and love.

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