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Scandinavian-inspired villa renovation in Parnell

A flair for Scandinavian design and a love of white are behind this stunningly modern villa renovation

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