Parnell renovation: the timeless beauty of stone and neolith

Parnell renovation: the timeless beauty of stone and neolith

Designed with consideration for natural products, the materials used in this grand Parnell renovation create a moody depth in the interior spaces...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Designed with consideration for natural products, the materials used in this grand Parnell renovation create a moody depth in the interior spaces.  

When incorporating stone into the interiors, the option of using Neolith in conjunction with natural stone can be an alluring one for various reasons. In the case of this grand Parnell renovation, Neolith was specified; a choice made in order to create a striking depth of character and durability of the surfaces. Surrounded by native bush and with views out across the harbour and down towards the eastern bays, this is a home that offers a feeling of sanctuary; a uniquely private oasis in the city-side suburb.

When it came time to renovate and re-clad this building, the brief was to enhance the feeling of an oasis-like haven - both indoors and out. 

 

“To do this, a very distinct palette of materials and colours was sought,” CDK Stone’s Jeff Oliver says. “Designer Angelique Armstrong from Armstrong Interiors wanted to move well away from stark whites that had previously had a commanding presence in this three-bedroom, five-bathroom home. Instead, a darker, deeper palette of earthy tones was embraced to create a depth of colour and texture to develop spaces with a feeling of luxury and elegance combined with a distinct calmness.”

 

A mixture of natural and sintered stone was selected for the project; natural basalt and split limestone for internal and external feature walls and Neolith sintered stone slabs throughout the wet areas, kitchen and outdoor barbecue area.

The defining qualities of Neolith

The use of striking Neolith slabs throughout this home - including in the kitchen, bathrooms and living/dining areas defines the visual and textural elements of the design. The product used is a sintered compact surface. “It’s a revolutionary new product category pioneered in the last decade,” Jeff says. “Designed and produced in Spain, Neolith is a product with extraordinary technical characteristics that make it an ideal material for a variety of exterior and interior applications.

 

“In this home, two colours were used - Pulpis and Calatorao. Both of these are replications of varieties of marble found only in specific areas of Spain, with the former offering warm, brown tones and Calatorao a distinctive charcoal with a lot of depth.

 

Calatorao was used in conjunction with recycled oak flooring sourced from France in the master suite, where it wraps around the walls and through the shower. “Paired in this way with the oak flooring, and natural basalt feature wall it accentuates the tones of the timber and works extremely well in combination for a serene, calm aesthetic,” Jeff says.

This material was also used in the kitchen for the benchtop and splashback. “It’s a charcoal grey with very subtle veining and creates a really distinctive kitchen, with a moody and comfortable feel suitable for the sanctuary feeling that Angelique wanted to achieve.”

 

Pulpis was used across two ensuites and various wet areas and creates a nice balance of colour and material - used in conjunction with lightly-coloured tiles and a natural split limestone feature in the two ensuites. 

“Neolith is almost indistinguishable from the natural stone material it emulates, creating a sought-after alternative that has zero porosity, is resistant to UV and heat, is completely impervious to everything including water, and doesn’t stain or scratch, which makes for a very durable yet beautiful material.”

 

Find out more about Neolith and sintered stone surfaces.

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Parnell renovation: the timeless beauty of stone and neolith
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Parnell renovation: the timeless beauty of stone and neolith

Designed with consideration for natural products, the materials used in this grand Parnell renovation create a moody depth in the interior spaces...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Designed with consideration for natural products, the materials used in this grand Parnell renovation create a moody depth in the interior spaces.  

When incorporating stone into the interiors, the option of using Neolith in conjunction with natural stone can be an alluring one for various reasons. In the case of this grand Parnell renovation, Neolith was specified; a choice made in order to create a striking depth of character and durability of the surfaces. Surrounded by native bush and with views out across the harbour and down towards the eastern bays, this is a home that offers a feeling of sanctuary; a uniquely private oasis in the city-side suburb.

When it came time to renovate and re-clad this building, the brief was to enhance the feeling of an oasis-like haven - both indoors and out. 

 

“To do this, a very distinct palette of materials and colours was sought,” CDK Stone’s Jeff Oliver says. “Designer Angelique Armstrong from Armstrong Interiors wanted to move well away from stark whites that had previously had a commanding presence in this three-bedroom, five-bathroom home. Instead, a darker, deeper palette of earthy tones was embraced to create a depth of colour and texture to develop spaces with a feeling of luxury and elegance combined with a distinct calmness.”

 

A mixture of natural and sintered stone was selected for the project; natural basalt and split limestone for internal and external feature walls and Neolith sintered stone slabs throughout the wet areas, kitchen and outdoor barbecue area.

The defining qualities of Neolith

The use of striking Neolith slabs throughout this home - including in the kitchen, bathrooms and living/dining areas defines the visual and textural elements of the design. The product used is a sintered compact surface. “It’s a revolutionary new product category pioneered in the last decade,” Jeff says. “Designed and produced in Spain, Neolith is a product with extraordinary technical characteristics that make it an ideal material for a variety of exterior and interior applications.

 

“In this home, two colours were used - Pulpis and Calatorao. Both of these are replications of varieties of marble found only in specific areas of Spain, with the former offering warm, brown tones and Calatorao a distinctive charcoal with a lot of depth.

 

Calatorao was used in conjunction with recycled oak flooring sourced from France in the master suite, where it wraps around the walls and through the shower. “Paired in this way with the oak flooring, and natural basalt feature wall it accentuates the tones of the timber and works extremely well in combination for a serene, calm aesthetic,” Jeff says.

This material was also used in the kitchen for the benchtop and splashback. “It’s a charcoal grey with very subtle veining and creates a really distinctive kitchen, with a moody and comfortable feel suitable for the sanctuary feeling that Angelique wanted to achieve.”

 

Pulpis was used across two ensuites and various wet areas and creates a nice balance of colour and material - used in conjunction with lightly-coloured tiles and a natural split limestone feature in the two ensuites. 

“Neolith is almost indistinguishable from the natural stone material it emulates, creating a sought-after alternative that has zero porosity, is resistant to UV and heat, is completely impervious to everything including water, and doesn’t stain or scratch, which makes for a very durable yet beautiful material.”

 

Find out more about Neolith and sintered stone surfaces.

CDK Stone

Since its inception in 1982 CDK Stone has gone on to become the leading and one of the largest suppliers of natural stone products in New Zealand and Australia with our...

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Parnell renovation: the timeless beauty of stone and neolith

Parnell renovation: the timeless beauty of stone and neolith

Designed with consideration for natural products, the materials used in this grand Parnell renovation create a moody depth in the interior spaces...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Designed with consideration for natural products, the materials used in this grand Parnell renovation create a moody depth in the interior spaces.  

When incorporating stone into the interiors, the option of using Neolith in conjunction with natural stone can be an alluring one for various reasons. In the case of this grand Parnell renovation, Neolith was specified; a choice made in order to create a striking depth of character and durability of the surfaces. Surrounded by native bush and with views out across the harbour and down towards the eastern bays, this is a home that offers a feeling of sanctuary; a uniquely private oasis in the city-side suburb.

When it came time to renovate and re-clad this building, the brief was to enhance the feeling of an oasis-like haven - both indoors and out. 

 

“To do this, a very distinct palette of materials and colours was sought,” CDK Stone’s Jeff Oliver says. “Designer Angelique Armstrong from Armstrong Interiors wanted to move well away from stark whites that had previously had a commanding presence in this three-bedroom, five-bathroom home. Instead, a darker, deeper palette of earthy tones was embraced to create a depth of colour and texture to develop spaces with a feeling of luxury and elegance combined with a distinct calmness.”

 

A mixture of natural and sintered stone was selected for the project; natural basalt and split limestone for internal and external feature walls and Neolith sintered stone slabs throughout the wet areas, kitchen and outdoor barbecue area.

The defining qualities of Neolith

The use of striking Neolith slabs throughout this home - including in the kitchen, bathrooms and living/dining areas defines the visual and textural elements of the design. The product used is a sintered compact surface. “It’s a revolutionary new product category pioneered in the last decade,” Jeff says. “Designed and produced in Spain, Neolith is a product with extraordinary technical characteristics that make it an ideal material for a variety of exterior and interior applications.

 

“In this home, two colours were used - Pulpis and Calatorao. Both of these are replications of varieties of marble found only in specific areas of Spain, with the former offering warm, brown tones and Calatorao a distinctive charcoal with a lot of depth.

 

Calatorao was used in conjunction with recycled oak flooring sourced from France in the master suite, where it wraps around the walls and through the shower. “Paired in this way with the oak flooring, and natural basalt feature wall it accentuates the tones of the timber and works extremely well in combination for a serene, calm aesthetic,” Jeff says.

This material was also used in the kitchen for the benchtop and splashback. “It’s a charcoal grey with very subtle veining and creates a really distinctive kitchen, with a moody and comfortable feel suitable for the sanctuary feeling that Angelique wanted to achieve.”

 

Pulpis was used across two ensuites and various wet areas and creates a nice balance of colour and material - used in conjunction with lightly-coloured tiles and a natural split limestone feature in the two ensuites. 

“Neolith is almost indistinguishable from the natural stone material it emulates, creating a sought-after alternative that has zero porosity, is resistant to UV and heat, is completely impervious to everything including water, and doesn’t stain or scratch, which makes for a very durable yet beautiful material.”

 

Find out more about Neolith and sintered stone surfaces.

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