sydney north shore & northern
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Fairlight Apartment

Two bedroom apartment in Fairlight complete renovation and interior design

A 2 bedroom apartment with 2 entrys and a rear deck - there was enormous potential. Comprising of a separate kitchen, separate dining room, large lounge room, closed off brick sun room, large main bedroom, 2nd bedroom, TINY bathroom - no storage, no garage and a shared laundry.  The best aspect of this large apartment was the interior space and the enormous light that filtered into all was a 96 m2 floor space so had loads of potential.  This apartment was in a fabulous position near the harbour in a great street -anything that improved the unit would definitely increase its value!!

The wish list: to create open plan thoughout the apartment with that New York feel, open up the sunroom to be part of the living space, an open plan kitchen with healthy storage and beautiful surfaces, a new bathroom with a seperate bath and shower, a more functional 2nd bedroom with more usuable walls, complete new ceilings throughout and repaired walls, new floating floors and light paint colours throughout.

This renovation was a complete re-structure of the internal space.There were some walls removed adjoining kitchen and dining rooms and the wall between dining and loungeroom to create an open plan living space. All walls were either repaired or gyprocked over depending on the damage and the entire ceiling was replaced.  The  sunroom doorway was widened and gyprocked as part of the loungeroom. The small hallway to the bathroom given away and the bathroom wall moved out by 1 metre to create a bigger space of 2m x 3m. The bedroom 2 doorway was moved to the LHS to create more usuable space, large ceiling to floor built in wardrobes were installed in bedrooms with new carpet. A beautiful new custom built kitchen with attached island bench.  Luxurious inclusions were stone benchtops and waterfall egdes, glass splash back with feature timber pieces, Cararra marble facia on island bench. The new bathroom has an open shower with a plunge bath and wall hung vanity, feature tiles in marble, downlighting throughout and light paint colours throughout with plantation shutters on the windows. It was decided to keep the laundry extenal (down a flight of stairs) and use the space well in both kitchen and bathroom.  The floors were stained in dark walnut with a commercial satin finsh. The apartment was decorated with elegant timeless pieces ,white lounge and skins on the floor, beautiful colour accents throughout. Dual entries were appealing with the large newly built rear deck.

The end result: A large, house- like space -great light and  open plan with soaring 3 m ceilings, the dark rich floors impact immediately , a stunning kitchen with ample storage and all luxurios inclusions. A gorgeous bathroom with the most incredible plunge bath, great storage and space in the bedrooms, this apartment has a New York, contemporary beachy and modern style with the esssence of its 1920's era still in place. Quality was evident in all the fixtures and fittings throughout. The plunge bath is defintely the most luxurious part of the home..its decedant and glamourous.