POTTS POINT APARTMENT
The apartment is situated in a 1920s Neo-Classical brick building on the bustling Potts Point peninsula.
The concept was to upgrade existing facilities through the addition of new architectural functional elements, while maintaining as many of the original elements and layout of the apartment as possible.
The existing parquetry floor was stained black throughout to link the rooms. Existing details including terrazzo floors to the kitchen, bathroom and balcony spaces along with timber doors and windows, architraves, decorative vents and plaster cornices were maintained. New, simple architectural elements were added, such as mirrored panels throughout the apartment to visually enlarge and connect spaces, as well as a painted plinth for storage and display, glass-fronted cabinets in both the kitchen and study areas. Sheer blinds were used to soften each space and hide non-original details. All new built-in elements are floating and sit independent from the existing apartment fabric.
The soft green of the new glass-fronted cabinets complement the existing terrazzo floor. A monochrome palette of materials and colours is utilised to highlight the elegant proportions and details of the existing apartment.
Photographer- Sharrin Rees