Waterside wonder

Waterside wonder


Appearing to almost float above the harbour, this beautiful apartment is given a new lease on life.

This stunning redesign took an outmoded apartment into the 21st century. “The apartment had become very outdated,” explained Karen Wallace from KW Interiors. “The yellow scheme created a stuffy environment as the apartment receives a lot of sun, and timber venetian blinds blocked out the view of Sydney Harbour.

“Our brief was to do a total refurbishment of the apartment to reflect today’s trends. It was necessary to showcase the magnificent view and creating maximum storage was a top priority. A complete refurbishment was necessary, which involved re-designing the kitchen, bathroom and ensuite. KW Interiors also created a whole new scheme for the apartment, selecting new floor and wall treatments as well as window furnishings, furniture and designing new joinery units.”

Some of the major design considerations, says Wallace, were “to maximise the amazing view of Sydney’s harbour and provide maximum storage. The inspiration for the design was the apartment’s close proximity to the water, looking almost as if it was suspended over the harbour. By removing the overwhelming yellow palette the water view took centre stage, as it deserved.

“Without a doubt, my favourite part of the renovated space is the custom-designed lounge which fits snugly in the room, allowing our client to relax and unwind with guests and enjoy the views of the harbour. A re-tractable plasma screen built into a custom-designed joinery unit allows you to focus on the view and not the television screen. Open-weave fabric was incorporated into the design of the unit to keep speakers hidden but still allow sound to travel through.

“One of the more unusual challenges of this project was that the apartment is positioned three levels down from street level. This caused some logistical complications and it was not helped by the small internal lift, meaning some items had to be carried over balconies into the apartment.

“I believe this fit-out has greatly increased the value of the property. Our client is thrilled with the end result and the reaction from other people has been fantastic.”

Project Particulars:

Designed by: KW Interiors
73 Kennedy Street, Picnic Point NSW 2213
02 9792 3700

Built by: McIntosh Constructions Pty Ltd
02 9545 1433

Interior designer: Karen Wallace

Photography: Surround Pix

flooring: Di Lorenzo
Walls: Dulux Paint Buff It P11-B1, Master Bedroom fabric wall in Warwick Fabrics Actor, Col. Taupe
Kitchen: Benchtop: Granite Paradiso Bash. Cabinetry: Polyurethane Toffee Fingers P11-B5 and Laminate — Laminex Milkwood natural finish. Rangehood: Smeg P52, carbon. Cooktop: Miele cook top KM439
Sanitary fixtures + bathroom fittings: Villeroy and Boch, Parisi