Tucked into a densely urban pocket of Sydney’s Darlinghurst on the cusp of Hyde Park, East Sydney Collection by Hansen Investment Group Australia (HIGA) mediates between heritage dialogues and forward-thinking architectural innovation to herald a renaissance of metropolitan living.
Behind its art deco facade, East Sydney Collection combines the historical narrative of Sydney’s city centre with a highly resolved, contemporary design language. The collection of apartments, lofts and house-like terraces takes cues from disparate era’s unifying them through the sensitive restoration of nostalgic silhouettes paired with architectural modernity. Realised by an award-winning collaboration between preeminent development group HIGA, architecture studio MHNDU and designers lawless&meyerson, and marketed by McGrath Projects, 27 homes with access to an unrivalled panoramic rooftop and two prominent ground floor commercial spaces have emerged to nurture elevated city living.
Finding equilibrium within the diversity of Darlinghurst’s design-focused built environment, East Sydney Collection deflects the sensorial verve of its streetscape from its gently curved facade. The intentionally restrained aesthetic brings respite from the bustling public realm right outside its entry, ushering residents into a sophisticated haven and establishing a moment of arrival. The senses are then tempered as the threshold is crossed from the public realm to semi-private foyer and then upwards to the sanctuary of the residences.
East Sydney Collection offers three residential models oriented to suit different modes of living – East Sydney Residences, Stanley Lane Lofts and three expansive Hyde Park Terraces. All three embrace a high-end sophistication of design and amenity, including V-Zug kitchen appliances, premium floor finishes of natural timbers and terrazzo, individual air-con units for eminent efficiency and dedicated out-of-home individual storage cages located in the basement to maximise space in the residences themselves.
This exclusive address captures the essence of Sydney today, as a one-of-a-kind addition to the East Sydney landscape.
One, two and three bedroom apartments are a marvel of marble and oak, distinguished by the liberal use of lustrous silver-grey slab marble on kitchen and bathroom benchtops to create extraordinary spaces. Straight planked timber floors in greyed-off European Oak instil a naturally human element coaxing fluidity of navigation throughout. High-quality pure wool loop pile carpets in soft grey beige add texture and warmth to bedrooms while bespoke joinery brings a sense of refinement and delivers ample storage.
Stanley Lane Lofts address the growing recognition of the myriad benefits of loft living within urban landscapes harmoniously merging heritage and contemporary aesthetics. Favoured in global metropolises such as New York, Amsterdam and Berlin, lofts harness the essence of inner-city living by maximising spatial qualities through soaring ceiling heights and open-plan layouts.
The classic black, grey and white palette of Lofts at East Sydney Collection ensure the interiors feel timeless and established. Hard-wearing laminated polymer benchtops in tonal grey cement introduce a raw beauty to the kitchens, while high performance, durable terrazzo floors add subtle interest and texture to the underlying neutral canvas. Chunky, crafted pure wool carpets in elegant charcoal tones add layered interest and luxury underfoot in all the bedrooms.
East Sydney Collection’s premium residential offering is the Hyde Park Terraces. With only three available, these highly aspirational house-sized homes harness a luxury of interior and exterior space rarely available in high-density living. These stately homes weave classic heritage and contemporary design across generous floor plates with elegant herringbone parquetry floors in grey European Oak, anchoring the rooms and bringing a sense of luxurious refinement. Beautiful marble finishes, soft sage palettes and quality detailing have been applied with subtlety and restraint. Ambient and open, the classic spaces are created for entertaining, sharing moments with friends and family or simply relaxing.
Embracing panoramic views across Hyde Park’s lush greenery against a dynamic backdrop of vertical architecture, East Sydney Collection is a quintessentially urban lifestyle offering that exudes privacy and quietude in the heart of Darlinghurst.