A house amongst the trees

Jonathan Erby, a founding partner of Devine Erby Mazlin (DEM), designed Erby House in 1969-1970 as his family’s main residence.

Erby, like his contemporaries of The Sydney School, took great care and consideration to blend his architecture with the landscape – internally and externally. He used brick and timber in their near-original state and he used interesting planes, such as a steeply slanting ceiling, to frame and focus attention on the view outside.

Vampt Vintage stylists selected furniture that complemented Erby’s use of natural materials and colour palette. Scandinavian furniture is known for its organic lines, forms, and materials and, while being stand-out pieces, they do not distract from the architecture or environment.

Vampt stylists added bright accents of colour with lighting, wall art, and decorative objects, as well as comfortable leather furniture that invite visitors to sit, relax, and enjoy the well-preserved and exquisitely designed surroundings.