North Bondi bungalow
designed by Home & General


North Bondi bungalow designed by Home & General

This once two-bedroom now four-bedroom Californian bungalow belongs to designer Kim Pryer of Home & General. Located in a sunny north facing position on a corner block of North Bondi, Kim saw the potential to extend whilst maintaining the original footprint of the house.

Engaging Nadine from Nadine Nakache Design to draw up plans for a first floor addition, together Kim and Nadine set out to expand the living space and create a comfortable atmosphere. The result was a rectangular box-like structure perched above the bungalow, clad in contrasting materials and colours. The contemporary new extension would house the bedrooms upstairs and the living space downstairs.

With a less is more approachKim sought to create an atmosphere that was beautiful but functional and well suited to family life. Natural materials play the protagonist providing a relaxed coastal vibe. The aesthetics for the interior were greatly influenced by Kim’s travels to South East Asia, the simple design and earthy tones of the Balinese homes were a source of inspiration for Kim.

Mafi Oak Vulcano Medium Brushed Natural Oil timber planks were selected for the bedroom cabinetry, walls and bed frame. The minimalistic space allows the quality natural materials including Mafi Oak Vulcano to take center stage.

The freestanding mafi clad storage cabinet divides the bedroom from the wardrobe space offering a beautiful and eye catching display. The tactile nature of mafi is elaborated here as you feel your way around the cabinetry surfaces,“I love the feel, smell and look of the mafi Oak Vulcano” explains Kim. “It’s natural yet rich appearance fits with my design philosophy”.

Perfectly suited to a bedroom application, mafi timber is completely natural and free from chemicals. Partnered with the National Asthma Council of Australia, Mafi Timber is a Sensitive Choice product. The all-natural oil finish provides a hardwearing and low maintenance surface and beautiful textured surface.

The Mafi timber bedhead and frame adds a beautiful balance of naturalness to a modern linear design. Uncomplicated by decor, this bedroom can remain light, open and free – a great environment in which to unwind at the end of a big day.

Not just flooring, mafi timber can be used for any number of different applications. The beauty of timber is that it invites warmth and character to any space. We love seeing projects that use our natural wood flooring in new and exciting ways.

Sydney Indesign and Mafi

Register for SID17 and experience the Mafi Ski and Health Chalet from our timber flooring showroom in Alexandria.

‘Clicking the release button on your skis after a big day in the Austrian Alps, you are welcomed out of the snow and into the Mafi Ski and Health Chalet. Designed by Billy Blue Design School, we invite you to relax, unwind, and experience the innovative and beautiful range of Mafi timbers. Drawing inspiration from Mafi’s connection to Austria, the Chalet will offer mulled wine and Austrian fare, as well as having massage therapists on hand to ease sore muscles after your time on the slopes.’

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