The first two floors make up the office interiors and basement that have hosted Smart Design Studio over the past years, while upstairs the penthouse apartment is where William Smart and his partner call home. True to the studio’s aesthetic, the office fitout is simple yet structured, elegantly fitted with integrated joinery and terracotta floors – plus a sunny courtyard that links the main office area and rear stables which we can imagine is hugely popular with the staff come summer. The two-bedroom penthouse has a simple, predominantly open plan layout, separating the living and sleeping spaces by an island pod and cleverly concealing its bathroom and storage spaces.
Thanks to its north-facing position, light is embraced and maximised throughout the building, right down to the extensive bi-fold doors that open up to a private balcony in the master bedroom. While you might be in one of the buzzier suburbs of Sydney, the greenery surrounding the penthouse could have you fooled. And keeping in line with Smart’s eye for quality, the home packs plenty of perks in; underfloor heating, an integrated sound system and top-class appliances add value, while luxurious materials like travertine and terracotta lend warmth and character to the home.