BELLEVUE HILL RESIDENCE
SCOPE: Interior Design, Furnishing, Object and Art
CONCEPT: Parisian Chic
PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris Warne
The inspiration for this oversized two level apartment was 'Parisian Chic' and the glamour of old French apartments. Originally a Georgian house that was converted to three apartments, some of the original decorative features were in disrepair and clumsy additions over the years resulted in a severely fragmented interior.
Our design challenge was to artfully blend the old with a modern reconfigured home that would accommodate four very tall children and their parents. Stunning Sydney harbour views were captured and retained and decorative features restored.
The property was completely gutted, the kitchen relocated and a butler’s pantry incorporating a laundry was discreetly hidden behind kitchen joinery. Two additional bedrooms and an ensuite were created along with over 20 pieces of custom designed joinery resulting in a four bedroom, three bathroom family home.
After the ceilings and fireplace were lovingly restored a cohesive aesthetic was developed through the use of wainscoting and timber mouldings accentuated by dark chevron timber floors. Brass fittings and marble were paired with linen and leather to create a sophisticated interior that is both contemporary and sympathetic to the apartments’ Georgian bones. This once neglected apartment has been transformed into a light filled family oasis with just the right balance of grandeur, glamour and comfort.
Conway and Wise came to our apartment redesign at a stage when works had already commenced and managed to ease into the project with the enthusiasm, confidence and energy that we really needed as we were based in Dubai. Our renovations started as minor works but Conway and Wise took the concept to another level and transformed our residence into a beautiful modern Parisian style apartment. The older age of the building made work challenging at times but Shellie and Mishell were never phased and handled unforeseen challenges with a fantastic attitude.
Always happy to listen, discuss and work with us and the builders their assistance and ideas have been invaluable. Their professional manner and preempting of potential issues have been a great asset to our project. They have managed to keep the beautiful decorative features and blend them with the modern design to give us a space we love. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to bring style and beauty to their home or interior.