WELCOME HOME!

We are thrilled to welcome home our gorgeous clients and their young family, who recently moved back into their now-dream home on Sydney’s North Shore.

We first introduced you to this charming family six months ago, not long after their highly anticipated demolition day finally arrived.

While we can’t reveal the final results just yet, we are so excited to share some of the amazing progress that has taken place over the past few months.

The exterior of the home was significantly remodelled to allow for balconies off the living spaces. Now opening directly onto the courtyard and garden entertaining area, the new design achieves the perfect indoor-outdoor flow.

The traditional federation style of the home was retained to stay in keeping with the original architecture of the home and suburb aesthetic.

The old rumpus room has been transformed into a family friendly entertainment hub, complete with ample storage and all the comforts of a beautiful yet liveable family home. 

One of the most dramatic spaces to transform was the kitchen and dining area, where walls were removed and reimagined to create a completely open floor plan.

The addition of new timber floors, marble bench tops, appliances and lighting strike the perfect balance for a functional yet timeless space appropriate for a growing young family, as well as entertaining for many years to come.

We look forward to sharing the final images once all the furniture and accessories have been installed.

All images via ©Alexandra Kidd Design

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Last year we were engaged to reimagine the interiors of an amazing penthouse apartment located in ‘Eastbourne Towers’ in Sydney’s Darling Point and this week construction has begun!

We are bringing this apartment into the 21st century with a state-of-the-art kitchen, dining, bedrooms, bathrooms and rooftop terrace befitting of its unrivalled panoramic views of Sydney.

Construction of the tower itself began in the late 1960s, and the 54 apartments over 20 storeys was completed 1971.

The architecture is reminiscent of Harry Seidler’s infamous ‘Blues Point Tower’ with its modernist box-like features and concrete slab construction rising out of the foreshore just across the Harbour. 

The internal bones and heart are still going strong allowing us to create a beautiful, modern, luxurious family home. 

Situated on the top floor of the tower, the apartment has extraordinary 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour – from the Heads to Rose Bay, from Double Bay to Sydney city and beyond the Harbour Bridge. 

Our brief is to transform the tired space into a luxurious but comfortable family home with an open plan kitchen, custom joinery, enclosed balconies and fabulous entertaining spaces.

Image 1, 3 - 6 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 2 via Laing & Simmons Double Bay

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: THIRD YEAR'S A CHARM

We first met our lovely clients three years ago when we were engaged to create the concept design for their dream family home. The look is a modern interior inside a traditional federation-style Sydney home.

The construction process was subsequently broken into digestible stages, the first of which was an urgent renovation of the bathrooms and wardrobes.

We were thrilled when our clients contacted us earlier in the year ready to progress the construction of phase 2. It was exciting to not only be able to revisit our concept design and realise it’s full potential once again, but also to project manage one of the most anticipated and dramatic demolitions of the year.

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   Our clients love being involved in the construction process and seeing the weekly transformation of their home taking shape.

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   No floorboard left unturned!

No floorboard left unturned!

We can’t wait to hand the keys back to our clients and share the final reveal in the 2016!

All images via ©Alexandra Kidd Design