Situated on the top floor and occupying half of the lower floor, this project sought to restore and rejuvenate the penthouse suite within a 1960s apartment tower.

Project Name: Sky Living
Studio Name:
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Emma Cross
Project size: 530 m2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 2

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Living Room ©Emma Cross

The aim of the works was to open up the apartment to the immensity of the available views. A wholey unique aspect with 360 views of the city, bay and mountain ranges. The design seeks to capitalise on the multiple vistas giving the spaces a feeling of infinite extension.

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Kitchen View ©Emma Cross

The interior design and finishes aimed to draw on the history of the building while also creating a complimentary background to the views. Seeking at once to make the environment homely, relaxing to the eye and also subdued against the skyline.

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Balcony Seating ©Emma Cross

The design sought to create a sophisticated environment that carried longevity. Works here were to be a legacy and not about appealing to short lived trends.


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