The Scalpellino House is a gorgeous home that celebrates stonemasonry and the beauty and uniqueness of this craft. It celebrates the owners’ heritage, the art which has been passed from generation to generation and is still very much at the center of their lives. The house is situated in Melbourne, Australia and was completed earlier this year by architecture and design studio Biasol.
It has a generous floor plan which extends over 280 square meters of space organized on two floors. The disposition of the spaces places the bedrooms and their respective bathrooms on the ground floor, allowing the first floor to be dedicated to the social areas. The living room, kitchen and dining spaces are interconnected and seamlessly combined into a welcoming and airy social floor plan. Given the overall theme of this project, stone in various different forms is the centerpiece of each of the individual areas.
The entrance is clad in honed bluestone, the same material that the staircase is made of. Its distinctive look and texture connect both the indoor and outdoor sections of the house as well as the floors and their separate functions. Strictly relating to the interior design of the house, the kitchen features an elegant island made of Cosmic Gold granite. It has a waterfall counter and it coordinates with the custom-made entertainment center in the living room. Minimalism and sophistication are characteristics which define every single room of this beautiful house and the architects together with the owners found the perfect way to make stone a part of its design. Other variations of this material can be seen in the private areas of the house, namely the bedrooms which have stylish bedside tables and the bathrooms which feature marble floors, walls and vanities.