South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 35 Spring
www.southaustralianstyle.com 69 / LIVING #REALHOME / T his sprawling home is not what you’d expect from a young footballer. Lofty ceilings with ornate cornices, statement chandeliers and custom built cabinetry are just a few of the things that give it it’s grand appeal, while a mostly monochrome colour palette, contemporary, uncluttered design and tech-savvy inclusions ensure it remains modern. It’s the stuff dreams are made of for 30 year-old Port Power captain Travis Boak, who lives here with his younger sister Cassie, her boyfriend Anthony, and teammate Sam Powell-Pepper. “I bought the block back in 2011 and lived in the existing house for a while,” says Travis. “My original idea was to renovate, but the layout just didn’t work so after a few years I decided to knock it down and rebuild, and get exactly what I wanted rather than just making do. I spent a lot of time designing the home with Gary from Serenity Homes, architect Larry Piscioneri and interior designer Gabrielle Walsh.” At the top of his wish list was plenty of space – and storage. A large open plan living area in the high-traffic centre of the home opens up onto an outdoor entertaining space and pool, providing an abundance of natural light. Another feature is the 2.7 metre coffered ceiling; this height is continued down the hallway, with three-metre-high ceilings in the front part of the home adding to the grandeur.
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