We often talk about vintage style and decor and feature chic modern kitchens and living spaces that offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic designs. But this remarkable and inimitable 30th floor penthouse located in the Setai Wall Street is filled with vintage collectibles and antiques that have been carefully assembled by its owner.
The top floor houses a home library a master suite a family room and another study. The interiors exude a classy elegant appeal with timeless decor additions like the Moooi Random lights and the Eames Molded Plastic chairs. The transformation from a pre-war cottage to a contemporary residence is so amazing that the unsuspecting would never even have a clue!
Simple straight lines and smart cubic structures have become an integral part of contemporary design in the last decade or two and embraces this approach while presenting an interesting textural and visual contrast. Exposed raw concrete walls are combined with large glass walls and wooden slats on the outside to blend the visually heavy elements with lighter elements. This approach also allows the architects to create a series of spaces that alternate between complete privacy and a sense of openness.
Yet the defining feature of the house is the series of timber beams that runs throughout the new extension and links it visually with the existing Victorian house. Inspired by the various techniques of tapestry and stitching the wooden beams seem to “stitch” the new with the old!
Taking this up gleefully and coming out with flying colors is Shaun Lockyer Architects which has given an old cottage in a bright new lease on life. The transformed and improved Aussie home is now an inviting family residence in a valued neighborhood of the city and combines unhindered city views with ample privacy.
Every room of this phenomenal space is adorned by European antiquities and rare vintage additions that will leave you awestruck. Currently listed by Platinum Properties this dream home will set you back by. But then again its artistic interiors are well and truly priceless!
Renovating and extending a modern home is a task that requires a balance between a respect for the existing structure and an ability to incorporate innovative new spaces. Blending the old with the new is often a hard task but this sparkling in seems to pull off this look with elegance and panache.