For a couple approaching retirement in Orange, New South Wales, Australia, welcoming the future meant ushering their newly purchased 1980s-era home out of the past. They hired David and Sally Sutherland from Source Architects, along with interior designer Micaela Outtrim, to reimagine the space as a serene, sophisticated haven befitting a soon-to-be-leisurely lifestyle.
While the architects worked within the original home's framework, the transformation was anything but simple. The team removed walls, ripped out flooring, and restructured rooms, creating better-defined spaces and new, shared areas, including a breakfast nook. Replacing the dark slate floors with timber opened the space up and set the tone for a neutral palette throughout. The result is a chic, livable home that perfectly sets the stage for a relaxing retirement.