Location: NSW, AU
Status: In Progress
Situated in a prime Sydney suburb overlooking Sydney Harbour and the CDB, Piper House will provide its inhabitants with luxurious and sensuous apartment living.
With floor to ceiling glazing framing city and harbour views, the generous living spaces provide for entertaining whilst intimate private spaces cater for relaxed family living – all set in a luxurious palette of rich and textural finishes.
Warm timber parquet floors contrast with rich dark toned timber veneer cabinetry, polished marble and off form concrete. A splash of Luxe is added via feature light fittings and architectural detailing in brass. The private spaces of the master bedroom and ensuite combine plush carpets with brass detailing, fluted glass, dark timber and Nero Marquino marble to create an intimate sanctuary with panoramic city views.
Contemporary designer furniture in velvets and leather accompany key artworks and eclectic pieces culminating in a contemporary minimal-luxe ambience.
25 Willandra Drive – Epping
Client: Heritage Care
Collaborators: FF&E by Distinctive Decor
Location: Epping, VIC, AU
Situated aside Edgars Creek wetlands, this two-level 148 bed aged care facility has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the natural beauty of its surroundings and make the most of the unobstructed views to the west.
Internally resident spaces open to expansive courtyards, allowing natural light to flood the interior spaces. A warm and inviting experience was created with the generous use of natural timber internally, contrasting with a bright white base. Natural earthy tones were continued in the flooring, ceiling and tile selections, resulting in a harmonious grouping of spaces with a real sense of humanity and nature. As one visitor noted “Earthy, spiritual and not just a five star hotel”.
Taylors Road – Delahey
Client: Kalyna Care
Location: Delahey, VIC, AU
Status: In Progress
As part of a larger scope of works, Thexton Smith were engaged to complete a significant refurbishment of the existing Kalyna Care facility. A detailed review and design process was undertaken to achieve a bright, new contemporary look focusing on resident and visitor experience, whilst maintaining the facilities Ukranian heritage.
The entry, resident living and administration spaces are to be refurbished, with the creation of additional resident spaces due to efficient design and furniture layouts. Due to the age of the original facility, limited activity space was available to residents, so a new social hub is to be created by a courtyard pavilion café, connecting existing resident groups and inviting life and activity into the heart of the facility.
Approximately 40 existing resident rooms were to be refurbished, with conversion of 10 existing rooms to eight premium rooms. An understated sense of luxury within resident rooms was created with the addition of a fabric bed head, new joinery in walnut laminates and full-length curtains and sheers. Premium rooms feature a raised coffer ceiling, banquette seating, kitchenette and sitting area opening directly onto a semi-private alfresco courtyard.
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU
Weave:Brisbane defines the standard for resort style apartment living with expansive terrace’s and wraparound pools, all overlooking spectacular ocean panoramic views.
Internally a neutral palette of travertine marble flooring runs throughout the apartments with opulent inset carpets defining key spaces. Warm white walls, high ceilings and pale timber wall panelling are offset by dark bronze metalwork and fluted glass panels in the entry and cocktail lounge.
The entry opens to a dramatic wall of red onyx and leads into the cocktail lounge with a large circular skylight defining the space. Dark timber joinery and bronze framed mirrors provide a warm contrast with the travertine floor. A plush inset rug and rich velvet upholstered seating create a perfect lounging space for a pre-dinner aperitif.
At the heart of the apartment, the kitchen links the dining and living areas, opens directly to the outdoor living space via large stacking sliding doors. Sleek and understated white cabinetry contrasts with a sculpted stone island in Calacatta Viola marble.
The master suite with walk through ensuite and dressing room combine plush inset carpets with bronze detailing, fluted glass, pale timber and a bookmatched Gold onyx marble wall highlighting a freestanding bath, providing luxury resort living at its finest.
Client: TLC Aged Care
Location: Whittlesea, VIC, AU
Status: In Progress – completion expected late 2019
Located in a growing region on the urban-rural fringe of Melbourne, this project required the extensive redevelopment of an existing 90-bed aged care facility, doubling it in size and transforming it into a 180-bed facility.
True to the facilities name and the clients brief, the internal spaces are bright, generous and welcoming. Cathedral ceilings create dramatic volumes in living and public areas, with finishes in muted oak tones, rich carpets and warm white. With subtle textures added to the cathedral ceilings and passage wall panelling by incorporating grooved linings, a layered and textural effect was created.
Social facilities include a café, cinema/virtual reality room, activity rooms and various living, dining and sitting rooms. Beauty therapy facilities were created with a high-end salon- like experience through the use of stone and marble look finishes, edge lit mirrors and a refined selection of fixtures.