The two-storey Sheridan Residence, measuring 1,500 square metres (139 square feet), was fully renovated by StudioAC, and what’s interesting about it is that it features a comfy sleeping area for the dog that is built in the interior, and it’s a focal point.
The whole house is decorated in neutral shades and with natural wood, it looks very welcoming and calm. The wood and plywood are also light-colored ones, and it adds a relaxing touch to the space. The furniture and designs are contemporary.
The architects added a unit built from plywood to divide up the ground floor, creating a foyer, a living and dining area, and a kitchen that wrap around the central wooden box. The floor-to-ceiling volume encloses storage spaces and hides the staircase, and extends out at counter level to provide additional kitchen workspace. But most importantly for the clients, it holds a small house-shaped nook where their dog Rusty can sleep. The genesis of producing a space for the pup came out of a simple line in the brief, and with such a modest amount of space it wasn’t an insignificant request.
The kitchen is designed with all-white surfaces and a high-gloss backsplash to reflect light in the space. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a master bedroom with en-suite, all following the white and wooden palette that runs throughout the home. The staircase has whitewashed wooden steps to match the walls, and wide-plank timber floors are stained a light color to blend in with the plywood.