With the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as its backdrop, this Potts Point penthouse is certainly one to be envied. Boasting both the convenient location of inner-city Sydney and a compact yet sophisticated interior design by local firm Arnold Lane, the clients have secured themselves an invaluable abode while proving downsizing doesn’t need to come at the cost of luxury.
DESIGN Arnold Lane PHOTOGRAPHY Nicole England
With a design that compliments and highlights the harbour views, Arnold Lane has made a seamless connection between the home’s interior and exterior. Bathed in natural light radiating through the home’s stunning floor to ceiling windows, the Sydney Harbour and city views are nothing short of breathtaking. The semi-frameless floor to ceiling sliding door, which connects the lounge to the balcony, accentuates the homes rather high square set ceiling and gives a clean and sophisticated feel. The same material has been showcased throughout on both the interior and exterior floor, drawing your eye outdoors and harmoniously connecting the two.
Luxurious minimalism best describes this penthouse apartment. White walls and a understated colour palette act as a canvas for the interior, allowing the main emphasis to be on the surrounding seascape. Soothing pops of sky blue can be seen in the striking stone fireplace, artwork and floral arrangement, suggesting that these colours may have been inspired by the nearby ocean and greenery surrounds. Striking black furniture pieces can be seen throughout the home, paired with soft fur throws and loose linen sheers, giving a bold and sophisticated vibe. Balance, detail and enduring charisma has certainly been considered by Arnold Lane.
Despite downsizing from their previous family home, a sense of spaciousness is far from lost. The zoned layout creates both communal and private spaces. The architecture of the home is softly modern in its characteristic with elements such as contemporary lamps and decor items and a bold monochromatic colour palette. The classic elements of the home are emphasised in the light timber parquetry flooring, heightened skirtings and various furniture pieces. This mix of two differing design styles adds visual interest and appeal to the home. Minimal detail has been used in the cabinetry, instead clean lines offer a more contemporary aesthetic.
With beautiful materials, a convenient layout and the best views in Sydney, this sophisticated and mature Modern Australian apartment is perfect for these empty nesters.
Artwork by Mark Tipple plays a major role in this playful seaside abode, offering an array of colours that will undoubtedly catch your eye.
Dark tones and refined shapes make for a mature, sophisticated style.