Across the apartments two levels, living spaces are arranged around the lower level with private bedrooms sequestered above. Entered through a timber-panelled lobby, generous living spaces open to a landscaped terrace with private pool.
Spaces are open yet divisible, with timber pivot doors between the kitchen and living area concealing or opening as desired enabling formal and informal gatherings. Encased in curved glazing, each space has its own unique aspect. As the natural light varies throughout the day, the character of the sunlight changes the atmosphere of each room.
A staircase, its’ balustrade carved from solid limestone, connects the levels. A gallery-like space houses a collection of Australian contemporary art bathed in natural light from skylights above.
Four bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, are located on the upper level. The primary ensuite bath and vanity are carved from single blocks of Statuarietto marble. A circular skylight with large suspended mirror echoes the vanity’s pure cylindrical geometry. The richness of the marble is offset by clean moments of white plaster and linen drapery.
An exercise in the layering of materials, limestone and marble add warmth while wire brushed oak veneers, lacquered and patinated metals add detail and texture. Lighting, both functional and atmospheric, illuminates objects, washes surfaces and creates sharp detail.
The apartment is exclusively furnished and styled with pieces from Liaigre. The clean lines and proportions are delivered in fine materials. Bronze. Wood. Leather. Silk. The natural and sober colour palette references the extensive collection of Australian art and the landscape beyond.