In a sea of Hamptons and white coastal-style houses, the family home of Three Balls Red founder Jasmine Dowthwaite and her lighting architect husband Ash is a refreshing modernist retreat.
Tucked away in a quiet street of the hip beachside neighbourhood of Miami on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the creative couple share the eclectic four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with their children Milla, Iggy and loveable pooch Gus.
Set over two levels, the home is Inspired by the Dowthwaites’ love of design, art, music and entertaining, with soaring high ceilings, open-plan spaces, pops of colour and interiors detailed with high-end finishes, fixtures and lighting.
The hero of the home is the spacious kitchen, which boasts a brass-wrapped range hood, concrete benchtop with an integrated sink and large island benchtop, where friends and family gather to share meals, play board games and connect.
Given Ash is the studio director of FPOV, an award-winning international lighting design and audio-visual design consultancy, the lighting scheme is specific to each space with controlled light over the dining table and reading chairs and diffused working light in the kitchen and bathrooms. “We used the light to define shadows and create texture and interest,” explains Ash, who is a big believer in less is more when it comes to lighting.
The bedrooms are retreat-like spaces, while the pair shied away from safe white bathrooms and instead opted for a moody colour palette with pops of colour in the way of concrete basins and a custom freestanding concrete tub in mustard.
The beautifully curated interior flows seamlessly out to the pool landscape and outdoor living space, perfect for entertaining on those balmy coastal evenings.
Passionate about supporting Australian brands and artisans, the design lovers have filled their abode with meaningful pieces such as a Fort Kingsley ‘Paxton’ handcrafted record player, artworks by Claudio Kirac and Jacob Pedrana and a TV unit from Petal Me Please, which features custom CJ Anderson brass handles.