Australian architecture firm Sans-Arc Studio designs the kind of cafes, restaurants, and bars that you wish you could live in — or at least steal the look of. The firm is known for their fun, often colorful commercial designs, and they bring the same cool vibe to residential projects. They recently put those skills to work on an addition to a young couple's simple workers cottage outside of Adelaide. They started by "splicing" the home and opening up the existing dining room to the extension. From there, they created a cohesive kitchen-dining area that is anchored by a long pink terrazzo–topped island/dining table.
The clients' love of art deco — and their bold and quirky taste — was a major inspiration for the design of the extension, which is fittingly nicknamed Plaster Fun House. "Specifically, they wanted terrazzo and color," says Matiya Marovich, director of Sans-Arc Studio. "So we came to them with the contrasting colors, terrazzo to match, and plenty of curves and fun." The end result is a party-ready space with a style their guests will want to steal. And who could blame them?