A Structural Reset
The Elizabeth Bay project involved a comprehensive structural reset. A double-height, elongated living-dining space, with a kitchen attached, was added to the rear where an unoriginal lean-in used to be. Sheltering the living space while overlooking the dining space is a sculptural, wax-rendered mezzanine, arguably the highlight of the entire project. An additional bedroom is housed in the attic of this rear pavilion, which opens out onto Rushcutters Bay Park. Beneath is a basement complete with an oak wine cellar, laundry and gym.
The heritage part of the home – formerly two apartments – has been substantially rationalised to feel more like one comprehensive house. All rooms are now positioned along a central axis at both the ground and first level. The existing staircase has been retained and painted a glossy white, with a stone-coloured waterfall carpet lining the treads.