Set over two levels, this four bedroom, three bathroom penthouse apartment in Darling Point has breathtaking views. Level 7 is within the existing 1960's building shell, whilst level 8 has been popped up on the roof to create a new living area pavilion.
A slimline plate steel staircase connects the original level to the ultra-modern second floor of the apartment. Level 8 was originally an unused roof space which was transformed into a guest bedroom with ensuite, bar and living space. Full height windows and doors wrap around the floor plate and open up to a huge external terrace.
This was a complicated build, with access limited to the use of an external hoist for staff and materials. Most of the materials were brought in and installed using large cranes which involved carefully planned road closures. Extensive structural steel was integrated into the renovation of level 7 in order for the structure on level 8 to be built. The polished concrete on level 8 was logistically one of the most challenging concrete pours we have undertaken.
A neutral colour palette and minimalist interiors give a sense of space, and allow the 260 degree views of the harbour and city to feature in this outstanding project designed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.
MADELEINE BLANCHFIELD ARCHITECTS