MERRICK WATTS HOUSE
When I first spotted a photograph of this kitchen popping up on Pinterest, I was intrigued to see the rest of the house. That one solitary image by photographer Sharyn Cairns was irresistible. And here it is: Merrick Watts house in Sydney, which was featured in the October issue of Real Living (you can view the slideshow of images here).
Even before discussing how striking this house is, credit goes to the photographer Sharyn Cairns who took these images. I’ve admired Cairns’ work for some time - since I first saw her photography in Inside Out - and it’s always stunning, perfectly capturing a mood as much as the space or place or person being photographed.
Merrick Watts House is a fascinating project. The owners bought this land-locked two storey warehouse several years ago, and brought in architect Virginia Kerridge to creatively reinvent the industrial space. The building had been used as a candy factory at one point and was later a furniture warehouse, and was coated in blue when the current owners arrived here - quite literally, with a blue façade, blue internal walls and blue carpeting.