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State-of the-Art Penthouse

We transformed a 60 year-old apartment into an ultra-modern, luxurious apartment.

For this stunning penthouse, perched 19 stories high which boasts views of Sydney’s harbour, the team at Building Foundations were presented with an ambitious architectural plan to create a luxurious, timeless living space.

Although the project had so many challenging logistical factors, we thrived on the prospect of bringing this design to life. The penthouse is situated in a 1960s building, so it was important for us to create and maintain impeccable relationships with the building and strata managers, as well as neighbouring residents.

The building only contained a very small internal lift and we weren’t able to build scaffolding, so our team constructed an external hoist. Without this hoist, we would not have been able to accommodate the delivery of the large, high quality finishes and features included in the property, such as slabs of natural stone and windows. The hoist was subject to the elements, and because the wind and rain prevented us from using it at some stages, we needed to be adaptable to execute major renovation components, and we’re proud that we were able to do so with great success.

The team at Building Foundations demolished the entire apartment, which was completely flattened except for the external structure. The new design included four bedrooms, including a grand master suite that featured a luxurious steam room. We also replaced some brickwork with a number of windows, and we removed external brick walls without scaffolding. Aside from the additions of a luxury Gaggenau kitchen and Anatolia marble finishes, the property was designed as a Smart Home featuring a C-Bus system, which features a SONOS audio system, fully automated light controls and curtains, along with temperature-controlled towel rails and floors.

While changing floor plans required creativity to accommodate new layout for wet areas, we also had to ensure we adhered to all the construction codes, while minimizing the impact to neighbouring residents. Although we integrated state-of-the-art technology, both the homeowner and architect were thrilled that our professional, flexible and knowledgeable team created a timeless, palatial penthouse.

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