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Elizabeth Bay Exclusive

From the beginning this project was always going to be about the location and the view across Sydney Harbour. Because of this location and the incredible light, the design concept could afford to indulge in a palette of black oak, dark charcoal stucco walls, grey Basaltina stone floors and black leather punctuated with crisp white elements such as the Calacatta dining table from Minotti.

The client had seen a previous project from us which featured the type of masculine palette of dark greys and deep blacks that he was picturing for his apartment. With his busy lifestyle the client required an apartment perfect for entertaining and easy maintenance.

The black oak entry provides no hint to the dramatic and open space that exists beyond. It is this black oak joinery, used throughout the apartment, that creates the wall structures that both separate and define the spaces as well as functioning, as a series of storage cupboards which are worthy of an apartment three times its size.

 Full height black oak pivot doors conceal a bathroom, bedroom and walk in robe creating a seamlessness between joinery and functional rooms. The second bedroom was reconfigured to suit the client’s requirements and is now a walk in robe/office space. The master bedroom has been furnished with a black leather bed, placed to take full advantage of the view and the wall behind has been treated with full height smoke grey mirror which subtlety reflects the water view wherever you are in the space.

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