Home Tour | Warren Road by CM Studio

Inspired by a love of modernist architecture and interior design, Warren House by CM Studio is a generous family home nestled within Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Echoing the early modernist homes of Palm Springs, the house is deeply connected to the site, boasting strong horizontal lines, vast windows that frame stunning garden vistas, open-planned living areas that move seamlessly through to exterior spaces, and elements of craftsmanship, natural materials, and motifs at every turn. “We were building their family home for our clients and their three kids who are soon to be teenagers,” CM Studio founder and creative director Megan Burns says. “As great entertainers, our clients needed a home that would functionally work for day-to-day living as well as be able to host a dinner party for 20 with ease,” she adds.

The irregular site — being unusually wide — allowed for a strong and planar street presence, with a material language of stacked stone, finely crafted steel and timber elements, marble and bronze detailing, and polished concrete that continues through to the interior.

“The palette of materials has an element of strength to it […] we played with pops of blue in the velvet of the bedhead and garden chair in the living room and the blue kit kat tile in the powder room,” Megan recalls. “The stone chosen for throughout the home was a moody grey with deep veining and hints of rusty copper. Influences from Palm Springs were in the breeze blocks used at the entry and at the rear outdoor shower and the crazy paving used for the external entry and entertaining spaces,” she says.

Surface Gallery Dogal Light Grey Marble

The kitchen features Surface Gallery Dogal Light Grey marble finishes and Rogerseller Eccentric tapware.

Volker Haug Balanced Stack

The kitchen and dining area features a custom table by Joel Elliot, the Balanced Stack pendant by Volker Haug Studio, and Serax Nello bar stools from Spence and Lyda.

Staying true to their philosophy to create calm, considered homes that elevate the experience of everyday life, CM Studio’s design approach to Warren House is one of timelessness, responsiveness, and finding beauty in simplicity. Sustainable elements include glazing to maximise light and airflow for natural thermal comfort, rooftop solar panels, and embedded rainwater tanks to harvest natural resources and reduce energy consumption. “Lifestyle is important to our clients, as is how they enjoy their homes day to day, entertain, relax by the pool or in the shade of the outdoor living zone,” Megan continues. “All these elements are in this home, creating a space that is calm and considered.”

The separation of zones throughout the home is achieved through various level changes. Living areas open to an outdoor sanctuary with a deep stone terrace that has been custom-made for entertaining, near lush gardens at the rear surrounding a freeform swimming pool. “The home opens beautifully from front to back, feeling private and open and welcoming all at the same time — the backyard levels allowed us to be playful with the pool location and shape,” Megan muses. “The light, often dappled from the lush garden surrounding the home, hits the surfaces, providing drama, interest and joy as you navigate the home,” she adds.

Volker Haug Balanced Stack
Zanotta Maggiolina Lounge Chair
Poiat Fiori Table

Alongside the Escea Gas fireplace and motorised sheer curtains from Homelife Furnishings, the living space features a Timberline floor lamp and Zanotta Maggiolina lounge chairs, Fiori Table by Antrei Hartikainen & Poitat Studio, and artwork ‘The Gathering’ by Richard Whadcock.

&Tradition Wullf Chair
Trizo21 Austere Floor Light

The Drop Stack feature pendant by Volker Haug Studio in the home’s atrium.

Volker Haug Anton
Surface Gallery Dogal Light Grey Marble

The Anton sconces by Volker Haug Studio, Rogerseller Eccentric tapware and the Surface Gallery Dogal Light Grey marble in the primary ensuite bathroom.

Volker Haug Baby Wall Swing

The bedroom features the Baby Swing sconces from Volker Haug Studio and bedlinen from Cultiver in sand.

Eco Outdoor Endicott Crazy Paving

The garden features an outdoor Robert Plumb shower against a wall of breeze-block bricks. 

Eco Outdoor Endicott Crazy Paving

The Eco Outdoor Endicott paving at the home’s front entrance.

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