Stamford Cosmopolitan stands out because of the sculptural façade of the low-rise building that follows the serpentine curve of Knox Street, Double Bay’s main avenue. The ground level, which has the upmarket Cosmopolitan Centre retail shops, has been given a totally new lease of life, re-establishing its reputation as the choice destination for shopping and dining for well-heeled patrons. Above are luxuriously appointed one, two and three-bedroom residences, which all feature expansive terraces or garden apartments that exude classic European elegance and ambiance.
Designed to impress visitors, the apartments are set apart by the highly sophisticated finishes using some of the world’s finest materials such as classical Italian marble, gold-flamed granite and sublime American Oak in its living space. All apartments have been designed so that upon entry, the large living room and dining room areas are immediately apparent. The kitchens have also been cleverly designed so that they can either be part of the living and dining areas or can be separated by the large walnut veneer sliding doors. We like the design as it makes the apartment ideal for those who love entertaining at home.
According to designers David Katon and Jo Lawless of Burley Katon Halliday "The brief from the client was to style the interior in such a way that might appeal to those with a modern aesthetic sensibility. The design is electically modern with references to a ’70’s décor style. The use of a bold, patterned rug and large mirrors in the main living area dramatises the space. The mix of contemporary furniture by Gio Ponti, Saarinen, Planter + Schultz combined with custom-designed dining, and coffee tables offset by traditional African tribal masks and accessories further reinforces the eclectic aesthetic. The chocolate coloured walls pick up on the darker colours featured in the cabinetry and stone.”