Darling Point Apartments
This sizable renovation showcases the strength of modern building techniques in restoring an Art Deco apartment block to its former grandeur. The building in Sydney’s eastern suburbs was in a state of significant disrepair, so the work involved stripping out the entire block and removing, replacing and refurbishing major elements. Window frames were reused, new balcony tiles fitted to replicate the old ones and the balconies themselves reinstated to match the original stucco render. The internal layout of the six two-bedroom apartments was opened up to improve flow, and new galley-style kitchens created. New bathrooms, oak floors and joinery were installed, while original ceilings were maintained and fireproofed, another example of the sensitive modern approach to old-school construction that yields an elegant result.