A flair for Scandinavian design and a love of white are behind this stunningly modern villa renovation
Scandinavian-inspired villa renovation in Parnell
From the outside, Tony and Agge Burt’s 1908 villa bears the ornate hallmarks of its Colonial design. But step beyond the heritage-protected façade and you’re transported to modern-day Sweden. Through the wide hallway with its whitewashed American oak floors, a recycled kauri staircase descends into a spacious urban oasis decorated in minimalist Scandinavian style. “People walk in and get a big surprise,” says Tony.
Words by: Rebecca Barry Hill
Photography by: Todd Eyre