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New Beach Road Penthouse

Location:
Sydney
Type:
Apartment
Year:
2000
Interior Designer:
BKH Architects
Photographer:
Sharrin Rees

With views across the Sydney skyline, the penthouse apartment extends over one whole floor and was designed as a Sydney pied-a-terre for a client who travels extensively.

Every element of the interior, from books, furniture, accessories and the extensive art collection was selected by BKH, with key pieces by the Australian artists Rosalie Gascoigne, Sydney Nolan, John  Olsen and Bronwyn Oliver.

The client bought the finished apartment and them employed BKH to furnish it, literally down to his toothbrush.

There was no brief. As they had already designed the interior and exterior, BKH knew they had a head start furnishing the apartment.

As the apartment was bult speculatively rather than specifically for the client, the neutral palette provided BKH with the ideal canvas on which to work.

BKH was given carte blanche which meant they could furnish mindful of the style of the existing space.

Walk beyond the sandstone street frontage, through the block's understated entrance into a lift and up the penthouse.

The generously propotioned entrance corridor encircles the whole core of the apartment's four bedrooms, five bathrooms, bar, media room, a study, living/dining area with kitchen running off it, family room and library. Floor to ceiling glass doors to the verandas take advantage of the 180 degree views, while internally sliding mirrored doors enhance the feeling of space and enable you to look one end of the apartment to another.

The location reads like the script of a movie - perfect views of the harbour, in one of Sydney's prime real estate positions.

For an American who uses this aprtment as his Sydney Base, life doesn't get much better than this.

Australian art is mixed with Asain antiques and melded together in an interior that epitomisies style.

The four floored apartment block, deisgned by Burley Katon Halliday 18 months earlier, has two apartments on each of the first three floors as well as his 500 sqm penthouse.

Structurally elegant, the block melds into the surroundings and looks like it has been there for 20 years.

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