Clovelly Apartment

Sydney / Australia / 2020

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This is my home; it is a very personal expression of how my family and I like to live. The project was an opportunity to strut my stuff, to create something that embodied my design principles and ambitions, but ultimately, I just wanted a home that intuitively felt good and nourished my soon-to-be-growing family. 


The key components of the brief were as follows:
- Employ sophisticated composition and crisp detailing whilst retaining a sense that the home is a humble, comfortable and approachable series of spaces.
- 1965 vs 2019. Reconfigure the apartment to better reflect contemporary priorities and lifestyles.
- Maximise the efficiency of the floorplan. Most contemporary two-bedroom apartments have ~75sqm to work with, so we had to make our own 62sqm floorplate work as hard as possible.
- Engage with the ocean views and landscape
- Clearly delineate between private spaces and public spaces.


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My wife and I had been living in this 1960s single bed apartment, perched on top of the clifftops at Clovelly, for a few years. We loved its intense connection to the ocean and landscape, but the internal configuration drove us mad. We were married in our front yard and soon had a baby on the way, which necessitated an additional bedroom – it was the spark that got this project up and running.

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    This is my home; it is a very personal expression of how my family and I like to live. The project was an opportunity to strut my stuff, to create something that embodied my design principles and ambitions, but ultimately, I just wanted a home that intuitively felt good and nourished my soon-to-be-growing family.  The key components of the brief were as follows:- Employ sophisticated composition and crisp detailing whilst retaining a sense that the home is a...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Interior Design / Refurbishment of apartments
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