Darlinghurst Residence, Sydney
A slick monochromatic interior befits the re-design of this apartment within Sydney’s iconic Horizon building by Harry Seidler. Rooms flow with mercurial ease upon lacquered ebony floors, creating a sanctuary of seamless minimalism.
Joinery elements form the foundation of the abode with a fluid dado line articulated by bench and cabinet heights plus the vanity ledges in the bathrooms connecting each room. Primary jolts of colour afforded by hanging artworks inject visual pause points.
A swathe of matte white Polyurethane joinery wraps around the kitchen like sculpted marble. Its curved corners echo the undulating ripples of the building’s façade and soften the intensity of the rigid horizontal bands articulated by the stained black American Ash veneer kickboard, floating cupboards and support beneath the crisp pressed porcelain bench surfaces. This material restraint flows into the conjoined dining/lounge area where floor to ceiling cupboards in matching black open grain veneers concealing a bar and general storage act as partition walls, whilst a floating white Polyurethane cabinet behind the dining table extends from the kitchen. Inset with a Breccia Nero marble surface from Artedomus, its cloud-like grey and white veining softens the exacting geometric angles of the home. Also bracing the lounge wall directly opposite, its slit stone surface permits a flat screen monitor to be concealed within its cavity via internal mechanics.
Ambient LED lighting fixtures in the three bathrooms enable surfaces to float upon boundary walls and infuse vanity mantels with drama. Visually expanding their footprints, in one, a wall of black transparent glass reflects a bathtub, whilst full length mirrored cabinets enhance an enclosure of veined pressed porcelain tiles in another.