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Top Ten Homes of 2017 · Casa Warrandyte

Top Ten Homes of 2017

Our TOP TEN homes of 2017 continues with the truly spectacular home of creative couple Stace Burt and Kenny Pomare, in leafy Warrandyte.

We spoke with the Kiwi duo about calming spaces, mid-century architect Alistair Knox and the importance of living with nature.

26th December, 2017

Sunroom
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The Warrandyte home of Stace Burt and Kenny Pomare. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Stace and Kenny at home with their three-year-old daughter Alexa. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Living Area
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View from living area into kitchen, with artwork by Bobby Clark on the wall. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 26th December 2017

Creative couple Stace Burt and Kenny Pomare are a super inspiring duo. Both run their own businesses -Stace is the founder of Little Company, a Melbourne based skin and wellness brand, whilst Kenny works in the renewable energy and solar sector. After moving to Melbourne from NZ, the couple fell in love with the bush and the creative community of Warrandyte, 24 kilometres north-east of Melbourne CBD.

After keeping a close eye on property in the area for about five years, Burt finally found this three bedroom Alistair Knox home, and fell in love instantly. The couple made an offer the same day, and moved in with their daughter Alexa and dog Zizzou at the end of 2016.

Though the home retains most of its original charm, the pair have made a few important since moving in. Keen to maximise natural light, four large skylights were added, along with new terrazzo tile flooring throughout the main living space.

This place is perhaps the best example we’ve seen of contemporary-meets-1970’s style!  The original materials palette is perfectly complemented by a considered edit of vintage furniture and ceramics, textural soft furnishings and artwork by local creatives including Bobby Clark and Den Holm.

For the full story and many more photos of this unique Melbourne home, do check out the original story!

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