Photographs: Sean Fennelsy Text: Graham Wood

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This modern tropical home in Caires, Australia takes handcrafted design to new levels of sleekness, functionality and comfort. Designed and build from scratch by architect and interior designer duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo, partners in life and work.  With organic shapes mostly consisting of windows overlooking the lush garden, this home seems unreal a sanctuary where one truly can relax and enjoy the surrounding.

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1. FSC European Oak Herringbone R743/m2, Oggie Flooring 2. Ambit Suspension Lamp R5 460, Créma Design 3. Tortona display unit by Gallotti & Radice R97 200, Casarredo 4. Yale floor lamp black R4 545, Pezula Interiors 5. Toa armchair by Rémi Bouhaniche from R 48 320, Ligne Roset

The organic curves were motivated as much by sensitivity and restraint as they are by a bold sense of style

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Get the look / House Cairns

1. Mortar & Pestle Aluminium R5 800, Egg Design 2. Drinks Trolley R2 450, Vamp Furniture 3. Five Pouf R18 867, Créma Design 4. Mategot Nagasaki Stool R6 993, Créma Design 5. Stone Wool rug R6,647,  Créma Design

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