March 4, 2024


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A Dated Sydney Apartment Turned Refined Family Home

A Dated Sydney Apartment Turned Refined Family Home

This 1960s condominium on Sydney’s Higher North Shore ticked all the packing containers on paper (north-facing, leafy outlook, and a generous floor system), but its interiors have been uninspiring. While sizeable for an apartment (176 sq. metres), the format was disjoined, ensuing in underutilised areas. 

‘With the greater part of the condominium visible as you walked by way of the front doorway, there was no visual privateness in the space,’ describes Loretta Lovecek, director of Sequence Studio who renovated the home. ‘Furthermore, excessive large open up spaces hindered realistic home furnishings layouts inside the rooms, as circulation paths meander all through.’

The transient to the designers was to consolidate the ground system and develop a much more fashionable household for a younger loved ones of 3.

Sequence Studio’s first buy of business enterprise was breaking up the present flooring strategy to develop the illusion of far more area. To do so, they sacrificed a part of the overly significant living and dining spot to form a new review and vestibule on entry. 

‘This vestibule place on getting into the house has designed a second of arrival and acts as a place the clients can drop the emotions of the working day as they enter their family members property,’ suggests Loretta.

The solutions structure and project funds did not allow for the different kitchen and dining rooms to be related as the clients’ initially desired. Instead, a dining nook with a created-in banquette seat was additional to the kitchen area, allowing the couple’s youngster to be with them as they cook dinner. 

The existing primary bed room was an awkward, very long shape that had lovely organic light-weight, but did not feel essentially specific in the household. Sequence Studio reconfigured the room, inserting a feature bedhead wall created from V-groove panelling painted in Dulux Gentle Quiet in advance of a new walk-in wardrobe. 

‘90s elements (beige carpet, all-white walls, and bulky kitchen area cabinetry) had been also changed all over with a refined palette of shaker profile cupboards, stone benchtops, brass fixtures and shiny sky blue handmade tiles. 

From the preliminary shopper meeting to the clients moving in, the whole apartment transformation built by Waller Corp took about 10 months. The home’s eating and living location is now suitably scaled, with circulation paths relocated for optimum performance. 

Loretta says, ‘The renovations to the apartment have intended that a warm and inviting house has been designed for this younger family — a place they can proudly share with their liked kinds and thrive in as a escalating loved ones.’

‘The spouse and children could have bought a assets that was ready to move into, but by acquiring an condominium that demanded a bit of love, Sequence Studio has been capable to perform with the family members to make a property particularly for them!’